Nutrition

Published on January 13th, 2014 | by Admin

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Popular Pop-Tart FAQ’s


Over the years Pop-Tarts have remained popular in homes as a breakfast food. The Pop-Tart craze has continued to grow and has reached an all-time high in the bodybuilding and fitness community alike.

Here are some of the most popular Pop-Tart questions that come up in my Google searches. Is your question on the list? Find out what everyone’s talking about.

1. Why do bodybuilders eat Pop-Tarts?

Bodybuilders use Pop-Tarts as a quick carb tool.

2. Why are Pop-Tarts good for bodybuilding?

Pop-Tarts have the perfect ratio of high carbs with minimal amount of fat. If you eat two Pop-tarts you will be consuming 400 calories, 10 grams of fat, 3.0 grams of saturated fat, 0 trans fat, 76 grams of carbohydrates, 34 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

3. Are Pop-Tarts good for post work out?

Yes, Pop-Tarts can make for a tasty post workout meal.

4. How does your body process a Pop-Tart?

Here’s the thing, Pop-Tarts are processed. Enriched flour is stripped of essential nutrients to increase its shelf life and prevent bugs from eating it. Once these nutrients are stripped the body will then absorb the wheat differently. Corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are added for taste, but are hard for the body to digest; it can take up to four days before corn syrup and HFCS are completely digested.

5. Can I eat Pop-Tarts when I have a cold?

Sure, you could, but it is probably not the best option when you’re sick.

6. Are Pop-Tarts good for mass gain?

No matter what you eat, you will need extra calories to build mass. As long as you’re consuming eat extra calories, training hard, being consistent, and focusing on progression, you will put on mass.

7. What is the size of a 1970s Pop-Tart?

As far as I am aware of Pop-Tarts size has remained unchanged. The current size of a Pop-Tart is approximately 3 inches by 5 inches.

8. Are Pop-Tarts better for pre or post workout?

Pop-Tarts could be used for either pre or post workout. Personally, I would opt for post workout; they will spike your insulin levels quickly, and this is exactly what you want post workout.

9. Are Pop-Tarts considered a breakfast food for bodybuilders?

I wouldn’t consider them a breakfast food for bodybuilders. I would stick with a clean breakfast and consume the Pop-Tarts for a quick post workout meal. After training the Pop-tarts will be far better utilized and less likely to store as fat.

10. Are Pop-Tarts okay to eat after a stroke?

In one word, no!

11. Why are bodybuilders obsessed with Pop Tarts?

I would like to hear from you. Tell me why you eat Pop-Tarts in the comment section below, and I’ll be sure to post it.

For more fun facts on Pop-Tarts click here.




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