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What can you do for cramps?

What can you do for cramps?

You can get cramps from intensive exercise, but did you know that your diet can also cause cramps? Amber Albarda explains what you can eat if you often suffer from cramps.

Amber Albarda, nutritionist answers: Muscle cramps are the result of muscles not being able to relax. In addition to poor circulation or intensive exercise, this can be due to a deficiency of the minerals magnesium and potassium. These minerals work together with the mineral calcium and sodium in salt. They are responsible for contracting and relaxing your muscles.

Ingredients that help against cramps

A deficiency of these minerals makes it difficult to relax. Therefore, eat enough products that contain magnesium. Think nuts, seeds, beans and green vegetables. Potassium is found in most fruits and vegetables. For example, bananas are an excellent source of potassium.

Supplement against cramp

If you want to be sure that you get enough magnesium, you can take a supplement:300 mg twice a day or 500 mg all at once before going to bed if the cramps occur at night.

Do not eat these products…

Avoid all soft drinks, as they cause calcium loss with their high acidity. It is also better to avoid all quick snacks and snacks that are full of simple sugars, because these products also contribute to mineral loss from your body.

Proper stretching and deep breathing to provide your muscles with as much oxygen as possible can help relieve symptoms.”