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Mexican food may help stop muscle cramps

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Lots of people have experienced muscle cramps after a run or a hot workout in the gym. This often happens because a nutrient called potassium regulates muscle function and it is water-soluble, so it leaves your body as you sweat. One easy way to help stop muscle cramps is by eating more foods which contain potassium.

Potassium is readily available in avocado and salsa, which are staples of Mexican food. Nutritionists recommend that you eat 3500-4700 mg of potassium per day. Half a cup of salsa has about 369 mg of potassium while half an avocado contains about 475 mg of potassium. For enhanced muscle recovery after your workout, drop by your favorite Mexican restaurant.

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