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.

Starbursts

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Starbursts

Candy is bad for you.

You know that.

But if you had to name the worst candy of all in terms of nutrition, what would you say?

For our money, Starbursts are a good bet.

Starbursts are about as far removed from a recognizable natural food as you can get.

The first three ingredients are corn syrup, sugar and hydrogenated palm kernel oil.

One pack of Starbursts delivers 240 calories, 34 grams of sugar and 4.5 grams of saturated fat.

Combine that with the fact it also has zero grams of dietary fiber and no protein, and Starbursts rank as one of the worst things an athlete can put in his or her body.

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