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Eating for Your Feet: Incredible Foot-Friendly Foods

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By: KURU Footwear
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Our feet are pretty remarkable creations. They are designed to take tremendous amounts of abuse. The 26 bones can withstand hundreds of pounds of pressure with each step—and the pressure multiplies when we are running.

Key Takeaways

  • Feet are designed to withstand a lot of pressure and abuse, but it is still important to take care of them to maintain good health.
  • Good nutrition, including a balanced diet rich in calcium, vitamin D, omega-3 oils, and antioxidants, is essential for building healthy skin, muscles, ligaments, and bones in the feet.
  • KURU is a company that aims to provide shoes that are anatomically correct, supportive, and comfortable to help maintain proper foot health.

The muscles and ligaments keep the bones in place and allow the foot to flex and bend to provide balance and stability as we stand, walk, run, and play. The skin is designed to adapt to the stressful conditions of weather and wear.

Good health means having healthy feet. In addition to the normal foot-care routine and very comfortable shoes, a healthy diet can do wonders to keep your feet happy and healthy. Look at these foods for building healthy skin, durable muscles and ligaments, and strong bones in your feet.

Skin

Skin

The last thing you want is for the skin on your feet to break down—that can make it incredibly painful to walk or keep you off your feet altogether. Try these foods to keep your skin in good shape and prevent it from cracking and peeling.

  • Chocolate: Not only is it good tasting, but it also helps the skin. The flavonoids in chocolate help absorb UV light. Who knew?
  • Pomegranates: These provide antioxidants that help keep your skin healthy. You can drink the juice or apply it directly to the skin.
  • Walnuts: Nuts contain omega-3 oils that improve skin elasticity.
Muscles

Muscles

Even though foot muscles may seem small and unremarkable, it is critical to keep those muscles strong, so you can use your feet for many years to come.

  • Cottage Cheese: This cheese is an excellent source of whey protein for building strong muscles.
  • Granola: Not only a great snack but an excellent high-carb treat after an intense workout–it also has protein to help rebuild fatigued muscles.
  • Cherries: These are loaded with antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and relieve muscle soreness.
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Ligaments

Ligaments

There is nothing more crippling than to have an Achilles tear or to suffer through the pain of plantar fasciitis. Eating these healthy foods will help keep your ligaments in top form.

  • Pineapple: This tropical fruit is an excellent source of enzymes that help your body repair strained ligaments.
  • Broccoli: The high vitamin C content helps produce the collagen that makes up your tendons and ligaments.
  • Sardines: These provide much-needed calcium, another vital material for building strong ligaments.
Bones

Bones

Got milk? As you may have already suspected, dairy products like cottage cheese, milk, and yogurt are excellent sources of calcium and vitamin D, the main components for building strong bones. Here are a few non-dairy alternatives to give you the nutrition you need.

  • Spinach: There’s a reason this leafy green is associated with strength. It is a perfect way to get calcium—especially if you’re lactose intolerant.
  • Salmon: Tasty fish with omega-3 oils that is also a potent source of vitamin D and is excellent for strengthening bones.
  • Fortified Orange Juice: While it doesn’t naturally have calcium or vitamin D, OJ is often fortified with these ingredients.

Good nutrition makes healthy feet. Our feet are the base of all our activity; we cannot stand without them. Take good care of your feet and add one of these foods to your balanced diet.

KURU’s Commitment to Foot Health

KURU’s Commitment to Foot Health

Taking care of your feet is essential to maintaining overall health, and proper footwear plays a crucial role. Unfortunately, poorly fitting shoes or shoes without adequate support can lead to a variety of foot problems, such as blisters, calluses, corns, and ingrown toenails, which can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. In more severe cases, foot problems can even lead to plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and stress fractures, making it even more important to choose the right shoes.

Choosing shoes that fit well and offer proper support is critical. When selecting shoes, look for those with a roomy toe box, a snug heel, and a supportive midsole. Arch support and cushioning can also be beneficial as they help absorb the shock of walking and running, reducing the impact on your feet and joints.

At KURU, we understand the importance of foot health and strive to create shoes designed with this in mind. We use advanced technology to create shoes that conform to the natural shape of your foot, offering excellent support and comfort. Our shoes feature a patented KURUSOLE™ technology, which provides a custom fit and helps alleviate foot pain, including plantar fasciitis, heel pain, and knee pain. Whether you need athletic shoes, casual shoes, or work shoes, we offer a variety of options to meet your needs, so you can take care of your feet without sacrificing style or comfort.

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