A by-the-numbers look at how potatoes can power athletic performance1:
26 grams of carbohydrate: Count on the quality carbs in potatoes for optimal mental and physical performance.2,3 Plus, potatoes contain as much if not more of several essential vitamins and minerals than spaghetti, brown rice or whole wheat bread (compared on a per-serving basis).4
620 Milligrams of Potassium: With more potassium than a medium-size banana, potatoes are perfect for aiding muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function during long endurance events.
110 Calories for Energy: Easily digestible and more energy dense than any other popular vegetable, potatoes are a good choice to fuel the demands of racing a triathlon.
Potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium and energy that we need to perform at our best. More energy-packed than any other popular vegetable, potatoes have even more potassium than a banana. Plus, there’s a potato option to fuel your body and brain throughout the day — whether you lead an active lifestyle or are competing with elite athletes.
“Whether you’re a professional athlete or a yoga novice, you need these Smoky Maple Potato Bites in your life. The crunchy panko crust is the perfect foil to creamy and satisfying potato center. These bites are a perfectly satisfying way to fuel your body and brain throughout the day.” —Katie Cavuto, MS, RD
“This recipe is not only simple to make, but potatoes provide important nutrients like carbohydrate and potassium (among others). Combined with the protein in the eggs, this is a great post workout or any time meal.” —Chris Mohr, PhD, RD
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