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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
April 06, 2020
Category: nutrition

At Feet First Foot Care Specialists, we know that the coronavirus pandemic has meant many changes for our Middlesex County families. Being confined largely to the home can cause everyone to go a little stir crazy. If you’re looking for a fun and educational activity to share as a family, why not explore some different cuisines?

Healthy Meals

One positive aspect of the current situation is cooking and eating meals at home. Home cooking makes it easier to control ingredients and make healthy choices. It’s also a great way to save money. Before getting started, talk to your family about healthy eating habits. Encourage the search for new cuisines and recipes that will:

  • Be high in lean protein
  • Low in saturated fats and sugars
  • Feature vegetables and fruits prominently
  • Be packed with flavor from low-sodium seasonings

Travel the Globe

Explore countries around the world that your family members are interested in. Is there someplace they’ve always wanted to go? Is there a type of restaurant that you normally enjoy going to together? Make a list of cuisines you’re interested in learning more about. Pick one and start researching. Look up information online about the country of your choice. Learn about the foods that are most often eaten there and the methods of cooking that are commonly employed.

Next, plan a meal with specialties from the country you’ve chosen. Try to use items that you already have in your pantry, or that can be ordered in your next grocery delivery. Then get cooking. Give children jobs that are appropriate to their age and ability. Here’s a chance to have a fraction lesson while measuring ingredients. Teach basic cooking methods to older children. Let young children help wash vegetables and stir. If your children enjoy arts and crafts, encourage them to make decorations for the table that reflect the culture of the country. Who knows? You may emerge from this time of self-isolation with a new repertoire of family favorite recipes and want to make cooking together a permanent addition to your routine.

Stay safe! As always, remember that you can call on our podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas, with any podiatric concerns by contacting our Cromwell office at (860) 632-5499.

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
November 19, 2018
Category: nutrition
Tags: type 2 diabetes  

If you have Type 2 Diabetes, you could easily spend hours on Google reading different diet tips to manage your condition. There are countless articles naming foods that will help control your blood sugar levels or even reverse your condition. You can find these so-called miracle foods listed often: caffeine, cinnamon, mineral supplements, and various tree barks or roots.

Unfortunately, there is no magic cinnamon cure for diabetes – our bodies are much too complex for such a simple answer. Preventing and controlling your diabetes takes more than just eating one food or herb. Here at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, we don’t have a magical answer either, unfortunately. But we do have good guiding knowledge to offer. We know that the key to maintaining a healthy weight is eating the proper combinations of foods in the right portions. This will help reduce your risk of getting diabetes, or if you already have diabetes, it will help keep your blood sugars in check.

What are the proper foods?

If you have diabetes, it’s important to bring these questions to your primary care physician. Our board-certified podiatrist Dr. Adam Mucinskas can help too. What we do know is that numerous studies have shown time and time again that a balanced diet full of dark, leafy greens, nuts and seeds, lean protein, and healthy carbs is best for prevention and maintenance. Paying attention to how much you eat during the day is also very important.

How does diet affect your feet?

It might seem odd for a podiatry office to spend so much time and energy discussing your diet. But, as we mentioned, optimal nutrition lowers your risk for diabetes and diabetes is directly linked to trouble in your feet. Diabetes comes with multiple foot issues that we often see in our patients, including:

  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Loss of feeling
  • Numbness
  • Ulcers
  • Charcot foot

If you have questions about how to treat or prevent diabetes, we’re here for you at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC. Dr. Adam Mucinskas keeps up-to-date on all the latest podiatric health issues and utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment techniques. Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment at our conveniently located office in the Cromwell, Connecticut area: (860) 632-5499.



 








 

 

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