U.S. Potatoes – Nutrition to Perform at Your Best

Proper nutrition is key to a successful run, and other physical activities.

Here’s the usual scenario that most of us average runners experience prior to joining a half or full marathon. We train for three to four months, spending our mornings every week trying to load up on our running mileage. Gradually before race day, we struggle to reach our target weekly mileage. And then just as we thought that we’ve done enough, the day before race day, we did our usual carbo-loading — pasta, wheat bread, bananas.

HIT THE WALL?

On race day, we’re all prepped up and bang! The gun was fired. After a few kilometers of running, we start to feel anxious. Gradually, we feel getting weaker and weaker as if our legs and knees are shouting for us to start. What happened? What went wrong? Some say we’ve hit the wall? But wait, how can there be a wall in the race route?

HIT THE WALL?

On race day, we’re all prepped up and bang! The gun was fired. After a few kilometers of running, we start to feel anxious. Gradually, we feel getting weaker and weaker as if our legs and knees are shouting for us to start. What happened? What went wrong? Some say we’ve hit the wall? But wait, how can there be a wall in the race route?

The same goes true for other physical activities. At the start we thought we can do anything. That we have the full energy to finish a set while working out or throw thousand punches to our sparring partners. But suddenly, we start to feel fatigue and the lack of strength. Hit the wall again? I don’t think so.

It’s proper nutrition, or the lack of it. Hitting the wall while trying to finish a marathon, feeling fatigue while doing supersets and inability to throw quality punches are all caused by the lack of proper nutrition prior to doing an exercise of physical activity. It’s as simple as that.

POTATO NUTRITION

So how can you avoid hitting the wall while trying to finish a long distance race? How can you last a through a 3-minute workout with your long-time sparring partner? Or how can you complete three supersets of the dreaded pull-up?

Make sure that prior to race day, or before doing any strenuous physical activities, you have fed your body with the proper nutrition by consuming potatoes.

Potatoes are excellent source of vitamins B6 and C, a good source of potassium and, potatoes are fat-, sodium- and cholesterol free. In fact, there are only 110 calories per serving of potatoes.

If that information has convinced you to go on potato nutrition, be sure to use U.S. Potatoes. U.S. growers and processors offer a huge selection of high-quality potatoes and potato products. Thanks to Potatoes USA, US potatoes are now available in the Philippines in three forms: fresh potatoes, frozen potatoes and dehydrated potatoes. 

If you’re looking for ideas on how to prepare U.S. Potatoes to fuel up your running, boxing, biking and other physical activities. Check out these cool recipes from  https://www.potatogoodness.com/potato-recipes/. I’m pretty sure you won’t run out recipe ideas on how to prepare succulent meal that you can consume as part of your proper nutrition.

For more information on US potatoes, and how it can power up physical and mental performance visit: https://www.potatogoodness.com/performance/. Like and Follow Potatoes USA-Philippines on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PotatoesUSAPhilippines/.

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