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Crack Heel – The Common Winter Problem

Crack heel – The common winter problem


In winter there is lack of humidity inside and

outside your body. This leads to dryness of

your skin. The most common sight of dry skin is

your heel. It is very much important to take care in

the initial stage of dryness. If you don’t take care,

your dry skin over heel leads to cracks and

more deeper wounds. This wound then easily get

infected. And if you have any chronic diseases like

diabetes then this may further worsen your suffering.

The most common causes of cracked heels are:

  • Eczema
  • Aging
  • Walking barefoot &
  • lack of nutrients.

You must be aware of many moisturizing creams and

ointments to treat crack heel. But along with this external

applications like glycerine, shea butter and honey,

it is also important to treat it from inside. As now you know that

“Your food is your medicine”. Let us see

nutrients that helps to treat your crack heels from inside and they are:

vitamin C

  • It helps your body to produce collage to repair your skin.
  • It also helps to prevent cellular damage.
  • It also helps your body to retain moisture in your skin.

Good natural vegetarian sources of vitamin C for winter are:

  • Amla
  • Guava
  • Raw sprouts

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

  • Deficiency of niacin can lead to dry & scaly skin.

Good natural vegetarian sources of vitamin B3 in winter are:

  • Radish leaves
  • Peanuts
  • Garden cress seeds (asalio)
  • Sesame seeds (tal)

Another important nutrient is

Vitamin E

  • This vitamin helps to protect your skin collagen and
  • It also prevents drying of Skin which is linked to the aging of your skin.

Good vegetarian sources of vitamin E in winter are:

  • Spinach
  • Almond
  • Peanuts
  • Sunflower seeds

In addition, make sure to drink at least

2.5 litres of water every day. It is equally important to

hydrate yourself in winter as it is in summer.

That’s all for today

See you next Tuesday

With another Tuesday tip.

Till then….

Stay safe.

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life.

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your dietitian & homoeopathic physician.

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