Sure, they taste yummy. But processed foods can have adverse affects when consumed while training and lead to dehydration. “Researchers found that the more people ate these ultra-processed foods, the less water they drank—particularly if sugar-sweetened drinks were in the mix. But even more concerning: ultra-processed foods tend to have very low water content, meaning it’s even more essential to hydrate when eating them—but people tend to do the opposite.” – Elizabeth Millard, Bicycling Magazine
Taking in more water and electrolytes (such as Osmo Active Hydration) than usual will help prevent dehydration, but choosing whole-foods products over ultra-processed food is the way to go.