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.

Little Debbie Products

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Little Debbie Products

Little Debbie produces a ton of popular products—Honey Buns, Nutty Bars, Zebra Cakes, Oatmeal Creme Pies, etc.

They are the textbook definition of ultra-processed snacks.

Perhaps the worst of all Little Debbie snacks are their mini donuts.

A six-donut package of Little Debbie Frosted Mini Donuts packs 430 calories, 25 grams of sugar and a staggering 15 grams of saturated fat (the recommended daily limit is 20 grams).

Eating too much saturated fat drastically increases your risk of high cholesterol, which in turn can have a negative impact on blood flow and oxygen transportation throughout the body—both important for athletes.

They're fine as an occasional treat, as is every product on this list, but if they're a daily staple of your diet, you're asking for trouble.

If you're craving something sweet, natural peanut butter is a stellar nutritional option.

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Topics: HEALTHY EATING | JUNK FOOD | SNACKS | CANDY | COOKIES | SLIDESHOW