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  • Potato as effective as carbohydrate gels for boosting athletic performance, study finds

    According to a new study of bicycle enthusiasts, potatoes make a savory alternative to sweetened commercial gels used by athletes for a quick carbohydrate boost during exercise.

    According to a new study of bicycle enthusiasts, potatoes make a savory alternative to sweetened commercial gels used by athletes for a quick carbohydrate boost during exercise.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Nicholas Burd, email naburd@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “Potato ingestion is as effective as carbohydrate gels to support prolonged cycling performance” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00567.2019