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18 November, 2019

Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019 feat. Potatoes USA as Gold Sponsor

Hello, weekend!  What's better than an early morning exercise on a healthy Sunday?

It was exciting for me to be one of the participants of Yayasan TM Tower Run 2019, a 1,296-step run held in Menara TM, from ground floor to the 54th floor.

Organised by Yayasan TM, this fun and healthy event marked my first experience of 'tower running'! As Soh Wai Ching, Asia’s fastest Tower Runner and World’s No. 2 mentioned, tower running is an extremely energy-intensive sport and hence we require large amounts of carbs to provide high levels of energy. Therefore, Potatoes USA was here to fuel our day with good carbs and nutrients.

As part of the effort to promote potatoes among sportsmen from around the world for its performance nutrition, Potatoes USA had earlier launched its “Real Food, Real Performance 2019” campaign at KL Tower before joining the Yayasan TM Tower Run as a Gold Sponsor.

The Mighty Potatoes - Fun Facts!

It is a misconception that potato is fattening! In fact, it is a great source of nutrient-dense quality carb, not your usual simple carb (sugar) that causes obesity.

Let's see how powerful can potato be....

❤ An excellent source of carbohydrates: the primary fuel for your brain and muscles
❤ Rich in potassium: To aid muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function during long endurance events
❤ Rich in Vitamin C: One medium size potato gives you about 30% of your daily value
❤ High in fibre: One medium size potato with skin contributes about 7% daily value per serving
❤ Rich in Vitamin B6, folate, and antioxidants
❤ .....most importantly, no fat, no sodium and no cholesterol!

It's not easy running up so many fleets of stairs. Luckily, U.S.potatoes are extremely versatile, filling and easily digestible, making it the perfect fuel for the race!

Why U.S. Potatoes?

What makes U.S. potatoes finer than the rest is the high quality growing process (ideal growing temperatures, rich soil, state-of-the-art processing and generations of expertise) and stringent U.S. industry standards that meet all the Food and Drug Administration and USDA specifications.

It is one of the most affordable, functional, nutrient-rich natural food you can ever find! With a serving of potatoes (5.3 ounces) that cost around RM1.50, you can gain tonnes of potassium, fibre, protein, vitamins C and E, calcium, iron and magnesium from it.

Do you know that carbohydrates are one of the key nutrients in performance nutrition? The recommended daily carbohydrate intake for athletes range from 6-10 g/kg body weight. So the next time you wanna join any sports activities, make sure to fuel yourself up with sufficient good carbs to maximise performance!

Looking forward to joining Yayasan TM Tower Run again next time! 

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