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Potatoes USA Debuts New Recipes to Fuel Athletic Performance

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Potassium Potato Smoothie. Find more recipes for athletic performance at PotatoGoodness.com/PerformanceRecipes

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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:

Carissa Bealert, RD, certified personal trainer, marathon runner and race announcer for RunDisney

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, nutrition consultant for the Kansas City Chiefs, Carnegie Mellon University athletics, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the WNBA

Chef Glenn Lyman, owner of "GCooks," a personal chef and meal planning service for professional and Olympic athletes

Allen Tran, MS, RD, CSSD, high performance dietitian and chef for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

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

The research compilation published jointly by ACSM 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:

Before exercise: Hash Brown and Egg Nests, Potato Pancakes with Apple Butter, Portable Potato & Egg Mini Frittatas, Potato Poppers with Turmeric and Hash Brown Waffles with Tart Cherry Syrup

During exercise: Portable Potato Cakes, On-The-Go Potatoes, and Zesty Mashed Potato Snackers

After exercise: Power Baked Potato, Potato and Black Bean Soup, Potassium Potato Smoothie, and Roasted Smashed Petite Potatoes (recipe variations include Lemon, Rosemary and Parmesan or Buffalo Blue Cheese)

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).





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