When we suffer a muscle cramp the first thing that comes to mind is that there is a dehydration with loss of minerals that causes the muscle to stop working properly. And we will not desencaminados, but what is not usually us occur is that a lack of calcium in the diet can cause muscle cramps.
Many sports drink we make, these contain us a significant amount of calcium, so if in our diet there is a deficit of calcium the endoplasmic sarcoplasmatico will soon run out of calcium and neuromuscular function is affected by the lack of this mineral, with what appears the cramp.
Calcium is a mineral that is lost through sweat. If now in the summer we neglect the contribution of food and dairy and in addition do exercise care in conditions lasting heat we are left without calcium and will appear the cramps.
The solution is simple, increase the intake of calcium with small gestures like breakfast milk or yogurt, take a little bit of cheese at noon, add grated cheese to some culinary preparations or take foods such as spinach, beans and nuts every day.
Many athletes who hydrate well and care with massage muscles can become crazy explaining the reason for their cramps if they do not know this fact. There are athletes that, by its nature, have to lose more calcium than others, by what should consider increase your intake of calcium in 100 – 150 mg/day (a daily yogurt).
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