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Are there any specific foods known to help stop leg cramps?

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Yes, some foods are particularly helpful for treating and preventing painful leg cramps:

Bananas – Bananas are high in potassium, an electrolyte that supports proper muscle and nerve function. Low levels can cause cramping.

Yogurt and Milk – Dairy provides calcium and magnesium which help muscles contract and relax, as well as vitamin D for absorption.

Nuts & Seeds – Almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds and more contain muscle-supporting magnesium, manganese and zinc.

Avocados – Avocados provide magnesium and potassium. Healthy fats aid mineral absorption.

Leafy Greens – Spinach, kale and swiss chard offer key electrolytes magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Salmon – Salmon is high in omega-3s with anti-inflammatory properties benefiting muscles and joints. Also has magnesium.

Coconut Water – Hydrating coconut water contains electrolytes, magnesium and potassium perfect for replenishing after cramping episodes.

Staying hydrated in tandem with consuming these mineral-rich foods provides comprehensive nutritional support to best prevent and treat leg cramps through diet. Speak to your doctor about any persistent issues.

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