21 Horrible Snacks for Athletes and What They Do to Your Body

The wrong snacks can quickly sabotage your health and slow down your performance. These snacks might be popular, but they'll take a toll on your body.

Pop-Tarts

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Pop-Tarts

Pop-Tarts aren't a smart way to start your day.

The fact they contain little fiber and just a bit of protein means you're likely to be hungry again before lunch, and the massive amount of sugar sets you up for a debilitating mid-morning crash.

If you don't want to be snoozing in fourth period, you should seek out smarter options.

Kellogs recommends one pastry per serving, but the packaging pairs two pastries in the same wrapper. Also, your toaster probably has two slots.

Know what that means? Many people who eat Pop-Tarts are downing two of them at a time.

For varieties like Strawberry Milkshake, that means you're ingesting a quick 30 grams of sugar to start your day.

If your breakfast has sprinkles on it, it's probably not the wisest choice.

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