Muscle cramps can be caused by a number of factors, from certain medical conditions and medications to diet and dehydration. But did you know there are actually some foods that cause leg cramps and foods that trigger muscle spasms? Those that have too little potassium, calcium or magnesium can be culprits, so it’s important to be proactive in planning meals with these key nutrients. Additionally, you may benefit from limiting or eliminating these foods and drinks from your diet:
- Caffeine. That means coffee, tea, soft drinks and (sorry) chocolate.
- Alcohol. A recent study showed a link between alcohol consumption and nocturnal leg cramps in patients over 60 years old.
- Processed foods that are high in sodium, which is naturally dehydrating.
A good rule is to avoid all foods that increase inflammation in the body, which can prolong muscle tension. In addition to the above, these foods are associated with an increased risk of chronic inflammation:
- Refined carbs
- Certain oils
- Trans fats
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