5 Nutrients to fight muscle pain

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You often feel muscle cramps, stiffness and pain? Of course you will feel tortured and it will make sleeping uncomfortable. Muscle cramps can be caused by fatigue and lack of stretching, poor circulation, dehydration and certain nutritional deficiencies. Here are some great nutrients that fight muscle cramps, as reported by mindbodygreen (28/7).

1. Water
When you are dehydrated, water disturbs electrolyte balance, and affects the nerves. The average person loses three to four cups of water per day just through sweat and urine. So make sure your body is not short of water.

2. Sodium
This substance helps balance the body, nerve impulse generation and muscle contraction. When electrolyte balance is disturbed, the body will begin to draw nutrients from other sources. Therefore you should fulfill sodium in the body by eating certain foods like celery.

3. Calcium
Calcium controls muscles nerve signals to contract. When there is little calcium, there is no neural signal control, and you can experience seizures. Calcium-rich foods include green vegetables, canned fish (with bones and in oil), and milk.

4. Magnesium
Magnesium regulates adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is a great source of energy for muscle contraction, making the muscles relax. Foods rich in magnesium include spinach, nuts and seeds, avocados, beans, soy beans, whole grains, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit and dark chocolate.

5. Potassium
This mineral plays an important role in the formation of muscle and nerve cells, and also regulate the balance of electrolytes in your body. Potassium-rich foods are green leafy vegetables, avocados, dried apricots, bananas, yogurt, salmon, white mushrooms and baked potato (with skin).

Consume the five nutrients above and feel the usefulness on your muscles.

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