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.

Welch's Fruit Snacks

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Welch\'s Fruit Snacks

Welch's Fruit Snacks are not healthy.

Their packaging tries to hide that fact, boasting that "Fruit is our 1st Ingredient!".

Technically, they're right. But it's actually a "fruit puree", which is vastly different than whole fruit. 

And guess what the second and third ingredients are for most varieties? Corn syrup and sugar.

That's how a 15-piece serving ends up packing 12 grams of sugar.

The fact that most varieties contain zero grams of fiber is a dead giveaway that these snacks are far removed from actual fruit.

Do they contain some vitamins? Sure. But you'd be much better off with an actual orange, apple, banana, etc.

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