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Fuel for What Fuels You

Real Food. Real Fuel.

Potatoes: For the Everyday Athelete

The everyday athlete defines success on their terms. Whether eating a nutritious breakfast before work or walking during lunch, let potatoes help you put your best foot forward every day. Potatoes are a nutritious vegetable that provides the energy, potassium, and vitamin C you need to perform your best in your everyday active life.

Potatoes are a real food with some surprising benefits:

  • 26g (9% daily value) of quality carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the primary fuel for the body and brain. Download this Potatoes & Carbohydrates fact check.
  • Good source of potassium. Potatoes contain 620mg (15% daily value) of potassium. Potassium is essential for muscle functioning.
  • Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 30% of the daily value. Vitamin C helps boost the immune system and aids in collagen production, a major muscle tissue component.
  • Potatoes have 3 grams of plant-based protein. Protein is a critical component of muscle and an essential nutrient for performance.
  • Potatoes have 2 grams of fiber (7% daily value). Fiber helps regulate blood glucose and increases satiety, making you feel full longer.
  • 110 Calories for Energy: Easily digestible and more energy-dense than any other popular vegetable.

Ready for a new challenge?

During February, let the 620 mg of potassium in a potato fuel your next 620 minutes of fitness! Enter to win fun prizes worth up to $620 with the Potato Power-Up Challenge! All you need to do is exercise a combined 620 minutes (22 minutes a day) throughout the month. And don’t forget to post pictures of your activities!

Potato Power-Up Challenge on Strava

Need more reasons to fuel with potatoes?

A medium 5.3 oz skin-on potato has 0.2 mg of vitamin B6 per serving, 10% of the daily value. Vitamin B6 plays an important role in carbohydrate and protein metabolism.

The same medium potato has 1.1 mg of iron (6% daily value), and iron is the mineral involved in making proteins that carry oxygen to all parts of the body.


For the Everyday Competitor

For the Home Chef

The potato: a customizable base for new cooking adventures every night. Potatoes are a staple food source that fits into many cultural and dietary preferences. Cooking with potatoes can help round out any meal with carbohydrates to fuel the body and brain.

Nourishing Recipes

Focus Up For Work

Early morning workout before going to the office? Potatoes make great fuel before and after a workout. The potassium in potatoes can help your muscles recover after being active. Real food for real fuel!

Meal Prep Potatoes

Fuel For the Gym

Protein is a key component of muscle and an incredibly important nutrient for athletic performance . One medium-sized potato has about 3 grams of all-natural, plant-based protein. Plus, in our humble opinion, it tastes a heck of a lot better than a protein shake.

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