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Calcium or magnesium deficiency may lead to leg cramps

Magnesium deficiency can cause leg cramps
Crural cramps are actually muscle spasms, which can also be caused by magnesium deficiency. Magnesium ion is an important substance in cells. If magnesium is insufficient in blood, it will lead to the leakage of intracellular potassium ion and excitation of neuromuscular cells, which will lead to muscle spasm.

Calcium deficiency can cause leg cramps
Calcium plays an important role in muscle contraction. When the concentration of calcium ion in blood is too low, muscle is easily excited and spasmodic, and leg cramps will occur.

People with cramps should eat more calcium-rich and magnesium-rich foods in their diet

Calcium-rich foods:
Milk, cheese, shrimp and rice skins, black beans, sea cucumber, sesame, nuts

Foods high in magnesium:
Wheat noodles, millet, corn, sorghum, soybeans, black beans, broad beans, peas, green vegetables, egg yolk, beef, pork, peanuts, sesame, bananas, etc.

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