A Spoonful of Mustard

♪ ♫ A spoonful of mustard helps leg cramps go away ♫ ♪

Seriously, a spoonful of mustard can stop a leg cramp on the spot. I stumbled on this remedy somewhere several years ago and it really works.

Over the years, I’ve introduced family and friends to bicycle touring. Unfortunately, some of them have suffered from painful post-ride leg cramps. While I don’t know how or why it works, a spoonful of yellow mustard has proven to be a safe, effective, and readily available remedy for relieving leg cramps.

Besides working well, yellow mustard can be found as a condiment almost anywhere food is served.  If you suffer from leg cramps try this simple trick and keep a packet or two of yellow mustard nearby.

Ken Whittaker