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Meet Mister Potato. Did you know he provides essential carbohydrates, potassium, and energy?? Potatoes are nutrient-dense complex carbs, and they 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). Potatoes are an essential staple for performance, energy, and healthy carbs essential for your well-being.

Carbohydrates are a primary fuel for your brain and a key source of energy for muscles, and therefore play an important role for optimal physical and mental performance. Your body’s own stores of carbohydrate are limited and may be depleted – even in a single session of intense and/or prolonged exercise– it’s important to replenish them. A medium (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains 26 grams of carbohydrates, so is an incredible source of healthy carbs.

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F U N. F A C T S   a b o u t  p o t a t o e s  +  p o t a s s i u m

Potatoes have even more potassium than a banana [Potassium is an important electrolyte that aids in muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function].

  • The 2015 Dietary Guidelines mention potassium as an under-consumed nutrient of concern, and recommends consuming foods with the highest level of potassium such as white potatoes.
  • A medium (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains 620 milligrams of potassium.
  • Potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable

salt + vinegar roasted potatoes

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Serves 4

I N G R E D I E N T S :

  • 3-4 red potatoes, washed and cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil

D I R E C T I O N S :

  1. Season potatoes with Himalayan pink sea salt, ground black pepper, parsley, minced ginger, apple cider vinegar, and avocado oil.
  2. Bake at 425 F for 30 minutes.
  3. Enjoy!

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To perform at your best, put potatoes on your plate.

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1      Nutrition and Athletic Performance. Positionof the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicineand the Dieticians of Canada. Med Sci Sports Excerc. 2015; 48:543-568.
2       BurkeLM, Hawley JA, Wong SH, Jeukendrup AE. Carbohydrates for training andcompetition. J Sports Sci. 2011; 29(Suppl 1): S17-27.
3       Potassium: Food Sources Ranked by Amounts of Potassium and Energy perStandard Food Portions and per 100 Grams of Foods. Available at:http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/appendix-10/.
disclaimer: this blog post is sponsored by Potatoes USA, but recipe is my own. please consult a physician before making an changes to your lifestyle or diet. this blog is for entertainment and educational purposes only, based on opinion > facts. view Seashells and Sit Ups full disclaimer for more information. 
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