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Potatoes Power Performance

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Potatoes For Athletic Performance

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Potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable that provide the energy, potassium, and vitamin C you need to perform your best. Potatoes are a real food with surprising performance-related benefits. Whether you lead an active lifestyle or compete with elite athletes, potatoes help fuel you.
Here’s how:

  • 26g (9% daily value) of quality carbohydrate. 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 which is more potassium than a banana. 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 key component of muscle and an important 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.

TEAM POTATO

A Potato Fueled Community of Athletes

What is Team Potato? Team Potato is a community of persistent fighters just like you who strive every day to be better than yesterday. Just like you, they train and compete not only to win or beat their personal best but reach all their goals (mental and physical). So, whether you are looking for a PR or just to cross the finish line, feeding your body can make all the difference.

With over 700 members across the United States, these athletes are dedicated to performing their best. Join the Team Potato community, train, compete in athletic events, and of course, fuel with potatoes. Best part? You earn Team Potato gear like performance shirts, running jackets, and other exclusive rewards when you share how potatoes fuel your goals.

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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, and is considered a good source. 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.

Potato Power Recipe Book

Recipes to fuel you before, during, and after you exercise

 

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