Leg cramps are one of the most common ailments people have. They’re especially prevalent in older people and pregnant women. Foot and leg cramps typically happen after unusual exertion or during sleep (“nocturnal leg cramps”). Mostly they happen because of dehydration or muscle strain. But sometimes they have much more serious reasons than that, like blood clots, nerve compression, or a mineral deficiency.
We have collected a few key recommendations we could adopt to treat and prevent leg cramps.
1. Drink a lot of water.
Dehydration is one of the most frequent causes to leg cramps. That’s why it’s very important to drink plenty of fluids during the day, especially during a workout. Even if you’re already having a cramp, water can help you to relieve it.
2. Eat food high in minerals.
The deficiency of four essential minerals: calcium, potassium, magnesium, and sodium can have an influence on how our muscles contract. So it’s very important to maintain their balance in our body.
3. Consume apple cider vinegar.
Consumption of apple cider vinegar is very beneficial if you’d like to get rid of leg cramps, because it contains a large amount of the essential minerals (sodium, magnesium, and potassium). And it also balances different bodily fluids and prevents dehydration.