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By Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry
March 08, 2021
Category: nutrition
Tags: foot care   foot health   healthy food  

This National Nutrition Month during March, our team of podiatrists at Stuto Foot Specialist Podiatry is taking the opportunity to highlight the Do’s and Don’ts of healthy eating.

Here are the three things that you should be doing:

  • Do focus on lean proteins and complex carbs, i.e., eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Doing so will ensure that the body gets an ample supply of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that it needs to stay strong and fight against diseases.
  • Do stay hydrated. It is extremely important to replenish the water that your body loses by consuming adequate water and electrolytes.
  • Do consult your podiatrist if you are overweight and need help in making changes to your diet plan and your lifestyle as a whole.

Now we come to the three things that you should avoid:

  • Don’t eat foods that are excessively oily or fatty. Not only will they affect your heart and make you at risk of heart diseases, but they will also make you inactive and lethargic.
  • Don’t consume too much sugar. Fizzy drinks and juices are mostly sugar that can play havoc with your body. As a result, diabetes is a significant threat that can damage your feet. Also, keep a lookout for the sugar content mentioned on the labels of various food products, and make your choices accordingly. 
  • Don’t ignore foot pain or discomfort in your lower limbs. Persistent pain can indicate an underlying condition that needs attention. Proper and timely treatment can save you from a lot of misery.

In case of concerns or queries regarding your podiatric needs, consult our podiatrists, Dr. Joseph C. Stuto, Dr. Joseph A. Stuto, Dr. Lisa Fuchs, or Dr. Momna Younas, who will examine your feet and decide on the most suitable treatment required. You can call us or visit our two convenient office locations: Brooklyn - Heights, NY (718) 624-7537 or Brooklyn, NY (718) 567-1403.

By Joseph Stuto, DPM
March 23, 2020
Category: nutrition

Did you know that your eating habits impact the health of your feet too? Unhealthy eating will not only play havoc with your weight, but it will also adversely affect your bones and your feet. The condition is worsened if you have diabetes or are suffering from any heart disease.

March is National Nutrition Month and we at Joseph Stuto, DPM want to ensure that your feet stay strong and your mobility remains unhampered.

Here are a few important things to keep in mind:

  • Monitor your blood sugar level. Diabetic patients have high glucose levels and face the risk of developing diabetic neuropathy or peripheral arterial disease. These conditions are characterized by poor blood flow leading to numbness and eventual nerve damage. Therefore, controlling your sugar is crucial.
  • Control your weight. Being overweight is extremely unhealthy and can damage your feet as they remain under excessive stress persistently. Possible outcomes include conditions such as flat feet, heel pain, swollen ankles and the like.
  • Consult a medical professional to make your diet plan and then stick to it. A nutritious plan would ensure the intake of ample vegetables and fruits. Leafy greens and colorful fruits are essential features of a well-balanced diet.
  • Exercise but don’t overdo it. An exercise routine that suits your current condition will not only help your overall body but will ensure that you do not fall prey to injuries and avoid breaking down completely.
  • Visit your podiatrist regularly to catch and treat any developing conditions before they aggravate.

Feel free to schedule an appointment with our experts for more information on healthy lifestyles and happy feet. Our doctors will discuss and devise a plan of action for you; however, your commitment to healthy living should be persistent and steadfast. Call us today or visit our offices in Brooklyn Heights (718) 624-7537 and Brooklyn (718) 567-1403, New York any time.