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Potato Power! Potatoes USA Debuts New Recipes to Fuel Athletic Performance

Four experts in nutrition and athletic performance have partnered with Potatoes USA to create 13 new recipes designed to encourage active consumers to power their performance with potatoes.

The expert partners are:

The new recipes were developed using the most recent compilation of nutrition recommendations for athletes published jointly by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and Dietitians of Canada, along with a “Carbohydrates for Training and Performance” review published in The Journal of Sports Sciences.1,2 

The research compilation published jointly by ASCM and AND states that “some research suggests that consuming carbohydrate along with protein post exercise may aid in recovery.” According to the review written by Louise Burke and colleagues and published in The Journal of Sports Sciences, “your body’s stores of carbohydrates are limited and may be depleted even in a single session. It’s important to replenish them.”

The recipes, available at www.potatogoodness.com/performancerecipes, are categorized based on their nutrient composition into the three key eating occasions for athletes including:

Loaded with carbohydrates, fat-free and a good source of potassium, potatoes provide a mix of nutrients for athletes who want to perform at their best. With 620 milligrams of potassium in a 5.2 ounce skin-on potato, potatoes win on potassium when compared to a medium sweet potato or to a medium-sized banana. And, 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).

Potassium Potato Smoothie

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Place potatoes (whole, with skin-on) on microwave safe plate and pierce with a fork 2-3 times. Microwave on high until soft, 4-6 minutes. Remove from microwave and cool until next step.
  2. Blend all ingredients, including potatoes, in a blender until smooth. Add more honey or banana to sweeten as desired. Add more ice to thicken.

Time-Saving Tips:

Customizations:

Nutrition (16 ounce smoothie): Calories 551, Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 41 mg, Sodium: 706 mg, Carbohydrates: 119 g, Fiber: 8 g, Potassium: 1889 mg, Protein: 19 g, Vitamin C: 29 mg

References

  1. Burke LM, Hawley JA, Wong SH, Jeukendrup AE. Carbohydrates for training and competition. J Sports Sci. 2011;29 Suppl 1:S17-27.
  2. Thomas DT, Erdman KA and Burke LM. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016 Mar;116(3):501-528.

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