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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Good Eats for Your Feet | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Good Eats for Your Feet
 

 

During the month of January lots of people are making resolutions to eat healthier so they can lose weight, but how about good nutrition for your feet? At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we want patients to recognize that your feet are dependent on the choices you make for your entire body. And, since your feet actually carry your whole body and make an active lifestyle possible, they deserve a little attention when it comes to nutrition. Your food choices can play a key role in the health of your feet. Here are a few ideas for eating your way to healthier feet:

Up Your Calcium Intake—Calcium and vitamin D are important nutrients for strong bones. For the bones in your feet (and the rest of your body) adequate levels of calcium and vitamin D can help prevent osteoporosis and also decrease the chances of stress fractures.

Avoid Foods that Inflame—If you are prone to foot conditions that have inflammation as part of the disorder, such as arthritis or plantar fasciitis, there are certain foods you should avoid. Red meat, refined grains and sugars and trans fats can all cause an increase in the chemicals in your body that up tissue inflammation. Many times these items are found in prepared and junk foods anyway, so not eating them will help your diet overall.

Stay away from Purines—If you’ve ever suffered from an attack of gout, you’re probably willing to do whatever it takes to avoid another one. Gout is an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints and most often affects the big toe joint in the foot. Foods with high levels of purines encourage increases of uric acid in the body and can trigger an attack of gout. Foods to stay away from include: shellfish, organ meats, red meat, rich sauces, wine and beer.

Give your Diet a Makeover—A diet that is rich in vitamins, lean proteins, vegetables, fruits and whole grains and low in fats and sugars can go a long way to preventing many serious illnesses and diseases which can affect your feet. Diabetes and peripheral artery disease, for example, can be kept under control in large part due to diet. In addition, if you are overweight, a healthy diet will help you lose pounds that can reduce the pressure on your feet and help relieve symptoms of plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia and other foot disorders.

If you have more questions about health and fitness of your feet, contact our Aberdeen office by calling 732-566-2841. Our board certified podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo are happy to evaluate your feet and help you have your healthiest year ever.

 

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Good Eats for Your Feet, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen