Cracked heels are extremely typical. They are really painful, ugly, and even very unpleasant - especially to all those who really like sandals. Cracked heels are basically linear cut wounds which usually affect the surface level or epidermis of the heel. Known medically as 'heels fissures', they can result in pain, bleeding and even infection if the cracks extend beyond the epidermis.
It's essential to notice that skin
conditions on our feet is generally an indication of additional
health problems. Fortunately their are several natural remedies for
treating and preventing cracked heels. Most of them happens due to
lack of proper food care, majorly caused by dietary deficiency. In
particular inadequate Zinc and omega-3-fatty acids.
Zinc rich foods include oyster,
chicken, crab, kidney beans, yogurt, and brown rice. Omega-3-fatty
acids are largely found in Purslane spice, cold water fish and oils
such as flax seed. Other important vitamins and minerals include
vitamin E, calcium and iron. Vitamin E can be found in vegetable
oils, beans, cereals, whole grain and nuts.
Calcium is found in yogurt, cheese,
milk and cereals. Whereas iron can be obtained from meat, sea food,
eggs and beans. Along with diet care, proper food care can help
prevent cracked heels. Use a pumice natural stone to decrease the
dead and dying, hard skin. So keep your foot clean, moist and dirt
Some other tips if followed can keep
you away from cracked heels like wearing specific size of boots or
shoes, moisturize the foot, wash your foot whenever you come back
home, use lotions for your foot and walk on green lawns.