Food Swaps to Promote Foot Health
You know that eating a healthy diet, rich in lean protein and dairy foods and filled with colorful vegetables, is the key to supporting good health, but how much do you know about making good choices? When you know more, you will be able to protect bones, muscles, and more through healthy eating – and your feet and ankles will thank you for the effort! Here are some easy swaps you can make that will help you in your efforts.
1. Refuse to drink calories. Stick to water. If you want some flavor, add a squeeze of lemon or lime. Drink several glasses of water each day. Staying hydrated will help prevent edema, or swelling, in the feet and legs.
2. Skip the sugary cereal for breakfast. Go with oatmeal. A daily serving of oatmeal is known to have a positive effect on cholesterol, which can be an indicator of impending heart disease. Instead of topping it with sugar and cream, add some fresh fruit and almond milk for vitamins and minerals. Not an oatmeal fan? Scrambled egg whites with vegetables and salsa are a great alternative.
3. Say no to that bacon cheeseburger with fries! Try a veggie burger with salad on the side. There are many options in your grocer’s freezer section.
4. Looking for a crunchy snack? How about nuts instead of chips. They are just as satisfying but packed with protein and vitamins.
5. Instead of a cookie, eat a banana. Bananas are loaded with potassium, which may help prevent foot cramps.
Of course, the best thing that you can do for your foot health is to see a board-certified podiatrist regularly. Your podiatrist is a specialist and the best-qualified medical professional to care for this part of your body. If you’re concerned about the health and wellness of your feet and ankles, Dr. Boris Abramov and Dr. Tatyana Abramova can help. Schedule a convenient visit in our modern, comfortable Pikesville office today. Call the friendly Abramov’s Comprehensive Foot Care staff at 443-872-7052 or click here to get started.