May be caused by metabolic deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, or potassium, Be sure your diet includes plenty of vitamins B6, C, and D. Choose leafy greens, broccoli, sprouts, tomatoes, wheat germ, sesame seeds, almonds, and green peppers. For potassium, include bananas, seeds, beans, and legumes. For magnesium, include seafood, nuts, and molasses. Try fresh carrot juice, which contains calcium lactate.
First Aid for Cramps
- Here is a trick may athletes say works. Pinch the philtrum, the fleshy protrusion under your nose, over the top lip.
- Here is a tip used by many professional and high school coaches who say it words. To help prevent dehydration and cramps during a workout, drink dill pickle juice instead of sports drinks. There is scientific proof that it works, but coaches and athletes swear it works.
- For cramps in the feet or toes, point your toes upward and backward toward the knees, them release. For cramps in the calves or thighs, massage is best. For a cramp (stitch) in your side, regulate your breathing, striving for long, regular breaths of even intervals.