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Researchers, including, from left, graduate students Alex Keeble and Rafael Alamilla, kinesiology and community health professor Nicholas Burd and graduate student Susannah Scaroni, found that potatoes boost athletic performance as well as commercial gels.

Study: Potato as effective as carbohydrate gels for boosting athletic performance

Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, a new study led by Kinesiology and Community Health assistant professor Nicholas Burd found.

You can find out more about the research here, and read the study here.

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