SuperTato to the Rescue!

Okay, so SuperTato is a child’s storybook hero, but research suggests that ‘super spuds’ could be a viable alternative to carbohydrate gels regarding race fuel and fatigued muscles.

Researchers at the University of Illinois suggest that trained cyclists who were given 60 grams of carbohydrates from blended potato every hour finished a two-hour race six minutes faster than those who were just sipping water.

Further, the puree worked just as well as carbohydrate gels with cyclists from both groups showing higher glucose concentrations in their blood and elevated blood lactate concentrations compared with the group who only consumed water.

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