Bananas are a great source of potassium and are known to be a “go to food” to help with muscle cramps. Along with potassium, bananas have magnesium and calcium.
Sweet potatoes have 6x more potassium, calcium, and magnesium then bananas. However, they are still a starch and should be done in moderation. Regular potatoes and pumpkins are also a great source of the same nutrients.
Avocado, along with being a great source of healthy fat, is also a source of potassium. Potassium keeps the muscles working.
Beans and lentils are packed with magnesium and fiber. One cup cooked black beans has 120 milligrams of magnesium.and lentils have 71 milligrams. Add in the high fiber content and it helps ease menstrual cramps, control blood sugar, and lower LDL cholesterol.
Melons like watermelon, are packed full of water, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. When exercising we sweat out sodium along with water. Replinsing the sodium and water back into your system will not only keep you from cramping but also prevent dehydration.
Secret: Potassium, Sodium, calcium,and magnesium are great for relieving muscle cramps. As well as, stretching and massaging the muscles to get them to relax. Keeping hydrated is also very important, so drink all your water.