Speed recovery and decrease muscle cramping from working out. Muscle cramps are no reward for your hard work out. So to avoid those nasty leg cramps try a few of my tips. Avoid caffeine. Caffeine constricts the blood vessels and decreases circulation in muscles. Potassium helps your body break down carbohydrates and build muscle.
Eat foods High in Potassium like: Swiss Chard- it has 27 percent of you daily value and is only 35 calories per serving. Great way to eat it is raw in a salad or lightly saute in a pan with olive oil, garlic and crush red pepper. Lima Beans- it also is 27 percent of your daily value. It has 216 calories per serving. Potatoes and Yams are also great sources at 26 percent of the daily value and only 160 calories. Spinach is 23.9 percent of the daily value with only 41 calories Papaya is 22 percent of the daily value with 119 calories Pinto beans 21 percent of the daily value and is 245 calories Lentils pack 20 percent of the daily value and are 230 calories Kidney beans also pack 20 percent of the daily value and are 225 calories per serving.
These foods may make great sit down meal but, no one is walking around the gym eating their spinach salad with papaya dressing while working out. Besides juicing, the easiest ways to consume extra potassium on the go would be -
grab a handful of dried fruit
a glass of tomato juice, citrus juice, or milk
a slice of melon, banana, or an orange
Drinking plenty of water will also help flush the waste product from your muscles and improve circulation.
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