Prevent Cramps With Potassium

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Prevent Cramps With Potassium

Potassium is an important part of any runner's nutrition plan, and if you experience cramps in your legs, that might be a sign that you aren't getting enough. Dehydration also can cause cramping, so drink plenty of water, even during the winter months.

But as for your diet, include these tasty sources of potassium:

-Bananas: If you don't like them plain, try making a smoothie or milkshake.

-Prunes: Now known as "dried plums" on most packages, don't knock them until you have tried them. They are easy to take traveling, don't spoil, and taste good.

-Potatoes: Potatoes have gotten some nutritional flack lately, but they are excellent sources of potassium, and they are relatively low in fat and calories. I say that French fries as well, just don't make a habit of getting your potassium that way!



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