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Eat to beat muscle cramps

Originally Published: June 6, 2011
By Ashley Koff, R.D.

Question: I often cramp up during tough workouts. Could it be something I'm eating?

Answer: That depends on where you're getting those stitches. If it's a pang in your stomach, consider switching up your pre-workout snack. Besides the obvious no-no's (read: cheese fries), there are other culprits: Fiber-rich foods, like certain energy bars, and dried fruit, which contain potentially irritating sulfites, can set off a sensitive tummy. Try fueling up with an easy-to-digest banana or ...

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