A leg cramp is an involuntary contraction. Whether it is the calf muscles or the small muscles of the feet, it can be uncomfortable, even painful. They can be caused by different things like dehydration, vigorous exercise, nerve issues, medication, or poor blood circulation. Here are some natural ways to help. Sometimes, a combination of a few can work well.
-Eat potassium rich fruits like bananas, avocados, tomatoes, and dried fruits.
-Eat Yogurt. Yogurt has healthy bacteria that keeps your digestive system working well so nutrients from food can be better absorbed. Yogurt is also a good source of potassium.
-Apple Cider Vinegar is another natural source of potassium. Drink it as a tonic or apply a compress of ACV to the affected area.
-Eat dark leafy vegetables for calcium and magnesium.
-Eat raw cacao or chocolate. As a “super food” it is rich in calcium and magnesium. And who wouldn’t want to eat chocolate?
-Have a glass of milk at bedtime. This is the oldest natural cure for leg cramps at night.
-Rub the area with some eucalyptus oil. It’s cooling and soothing.
-Eat a spoonful of mustard. Mustard has acetic acid which stimulates your muscles and keeps the blood circulating.
-Take a hot bath and/or pour hot water over the cramp. It will help soothe the muscles.
Don’t let cramps cramp your style!