Top up these ingredients into your daily meal to cultivate healthy feet!
As the saying goes, “you are what you eat”, and this applies from head to toe, for your internal health as well as physical health! This is why when it comes to taking care of our body, we cannot just focus on external methods, and we must complement them with what we put into our body. Besides wearing poorly fitted shoes, a deficiency of certain nutrients can also contribute to cracked heels. What are they, and where can you get these nutrients from?
This vitamin acts as an antioxidant to protect your cells and helps them live longer (1). This helps your immune system to work better and your skin will maintain its youthfulness. Find vitamin E in these food:
- Oils such as wheat germ oil, hazelnut oil, sunflower oil, and almond oil
- Sunflower seeds
- Nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts, and pine nuts
Not only does it fight free radicals in your body to keep you healthy, vitamin B3 also helps with your metabolism (1). All the healthy nutrients you have eaten can be transferred faster to each part of your body with the help of vitamin B3! Find them in these food:
- Poultry such as chicken breast and turkey
- Ground beef and beef liver
- Seafood such as tuna, salmon, and anchovies
- Brown rice
This vitamin helps your body make collagen and retain moisture. You probably have heard of vitamin C in almost every skin product out there, and this is because it prevents cellular damage and protects from environmental damage such as the Sun’s UV rays (1). You can find natural vitamin C in these food:
- Red and green peppers
- Brussels sprouts
Vitamin A helps to prevent sun damage by interrupting the process that breaks down collagen (2), which also prevents you from sunburn! Besides that, it contributes to cell growth and the repair of skin cells. Vitamin A deficiency can lead to dry, hard skin. Find them in food such as:
- Egg yolks
A big part of feet health is related to your bone health, as weak bones can cause more pain and pressure to its external skin (3). Calcium is also needed in the epidermis (the outer of the two layers that make up the skin) to generate new skin cells and to replace and shed old skin cells. Find calcium in these food:
- Dairy such as milk, cheese and yogurt
- Canned sardines and canned salmon
Vitamin D is crucial for skin protection as it helps in skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism as well as prevents skin aging. Besides that, it also helps your body absorb calcium (4). A deficiency of either one can lead to the same health issues. Find vitamin D in these food:
- Egg yolks
- Beef liver
Omega 3 fats
This nutrient helps to reduce skin inflammation and dermatitis, especially for active individuals who jog or run everyday. It also serves to regulate the skin's oil production, improve balanced hydration, subdue breakouts and minimize signs of aging (2). Find Omega 3 fats in these food:
- Fish (eg: salmon)
- Hemp seeds
As we have mentioned earlier, a full fledged feet care routine includes internal and external care. Once you have gotten down the right diet, you can now boost your routine with daily usage of Ellgy Plus Cracked Heel Cream, an intensive moisturizer which soothes and nourishes dry, cracked heels.
How to use Ellgy Plus Cracked Heel Cream?
Massage Ellgy Plus Cracked Heel Cream onto feet or heels two to three times daily.
Use regularly to heal and prevent dry, cracked heels.
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1, Heathline. “Can Cracked Heels Be Caused by a Vitamin Deficiency?” Heathline.com, https://www.healthline.com/health/cracked-heels-vitamin-deficiency#other-causes. Accessed 11 August 2021.
2. Coleman, Erin. “Can Dry Skin Be Caused by Vitamin Deficiencies?” Love to Know, https://vitamins.lovetoknow.com/Vitamin_Deficiency_and_Dry_Skin. Accessed 11 August 2021.
3. Kennedy, A.L. “What Are the Skin Benefits of Calcium?” Livestrong.com, https://www.livestrong.com/article/187950-what-are-the-skin-benefits-of-calcium/. Accessed 11 August 2021.
4. Zelman, Kathleen M. “Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?” NOURISH by WebMD, https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/are-you-getting-enough-vitamin-d#2. Accessed 11 August 2021.