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In the Mood for a Triathlon?

June 20th, 2011 | Posted in: Health & Nutrition, News, Parents

So are we! Join our Powered by Potatoes fans at the Lactic Edge Triathlon on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

Don’t forget to power up prior to the event with some delicious Wisconsin potatoes. Runner’s World recommends taters to runners. Why? Because potatoes:

Have 37 grams of carbohydrates. That provides runners with about 10% of the carbs they need and helps replenish glycogen to keep you going.

Help keep your digestive tract in tip-top shape. Potatoes are rich in fiber — this promotes healthy removal of wastes and can reduce body fat.

Improve your recovery from exercise. It’s important that all athletes give their bodies a chance to recover — and that they eat foods rich in antioxidants to help their tissues recover. Red and purple potatoes are perfect because they are especially rich in antioxidants.

Promote healthy circulation. Your average potato provides 614 mg of potassium and 35% of your daily vitamin C needs. That means healthier arteries, and better circulation and blood pressure.

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