Foot Health And Nutrition
Posted on Feb 28, 2024

Our feet are the foundation that lives on. They support all our weight as we walk about our day. But did you know that your diet and nutrition play a big role in your foot health? Not many people consider how changing up your diet can affect the health of your feet.

Healthy Food Healthy Feet

Vitamin and nutrient-rich foods that are as minimally processed as possible are going to be the best choice for optimal foot health. For example, calcium supports strong bones and can help reduce problems associated with calcium deficiency which include muscle aches, cramps, spasms, reduced bone strength, and numbness in the extremities. So eating whole foods filled with calcium, such as green leafy vegetables, can solve many problems.

Vitamins & Nutrients For Building Healthy Feet

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium
  • Omega-3
  • Antioxidants

While these vitamins and nutrients can be found in processed and fortified foods, it is best to stick to a diet with as little processed food as possible. While there is no consensus yet, more and more scientists believe that the processing of food is damaging to health. You can find these micronutrients in a wide variety of food sources naturally:

  • Leafy greens
  • Nuts, beans, and seeds
  • Fruit and berries
  • Fatty fish like salmon and mackerel
  • Chicken and turkey

You might have realized by now that this type of diet sounds really familiar especially if you are an avid reader of our blogs. That’s right this falls under the Mediterranean Diet. You might feel tired of hearing Dr. Warner harp about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, but the science really does back up everything we talk about. The Mediterranean Diet is high in vitamins and nutrients that keep your body happy, healthy, and even helps lower inflammation.

The Healing Sole For Foot Health

Even with an amazing diet, you can still have poor foot health. Most "recovery" footwear uses a lot of cushion, and initially, these designs feel great... until the cushion compresses and loses its structure. Dr. Warner also believes that shoes that are too soft and accommodating do nothing to promote foot strength. Soft, squishy, and unstable footbeds lack adequate structure and protection for your feet.

Our goal isn't to give you temporary pain relief - we want you to achieve long-term pain relief by helping you improve your foot health with every step. We have a strong belief in the body’s innate capacity to heal itself and The Healing Sole is designed to support that capacity.