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For those who regularly work out their leg muscles, leg cramps can seriously derail your workout. However, while leg cramps are most common during a workout, they can also strike at random. Leg cramps are usually caused by mineral deficiency, or by insufficient blood supply to the area. Not only do we use our legs during runs, or other workouts, but they are generally important to our lives; they get us where we need to go! Here are some nutritional tips to avoid the dreaded leg cramp. Stock up on Minerals If you’re experiencing cramps due to mineral deficiency, they won’t go away until you resupply your body with electrolytes, including potassium, calcium, sodium, and magnesium. There are many ways to deliver these important minerals to your body! Magnesium: dark, leafy greens (kale, swiss chard, etc), beans, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains. Calcium: Dark, leafy greens, dairy products, soy, almonds.…

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