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Tortilla wraps? Are they good for you?

I have started using these instead of bread. I get the low fat / low carb ones. I put chicken or ham on them & they are really good. But are they good for me?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:41 AM on Apr. 5, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Carbs are not your enemy, SIMPLE carbohydrates are... they immediately break down into sugar, and are stored as fat cells, not used as fuel. Complex carbs take longer for the body to break down, are full of protein, small amounts of "good" fats, and fiber. What you should be cutting out is simple starches like white rice, potatoes, white bread, any and all prepared snack foods (they are made with white flour), refined sugar, excessive meat (a serving is 2 oz, that's it), and saturated fats.

    Bump up your veggie intake- eat them raw, steamed, blanched, but do not use canned (ZERO nutrition there!)... if you're interested, check out my blog Green Without Much Means

    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 8:54 AM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • look at the ingredients, the fewer the better, and no chemicals is good. we have a hard time finding all natural or organic whole wheat tortillas. you could try making your own!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:18 AM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • It depends. Are they flour tortillas? Or are they whole grain veggie tortillas?
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 9:49 AM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • You're better off putting your sandwich ingredients on top of a salad and having a little brown rice on the side.

    Tortillas usually have many non-food ingredients-- gums, stabilizers, preservatives, etc-- and humans should only eat food. I know that sounds silly, but our "food" has a lot of non-food in it.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 10:03 AM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • Read the ingredients. If they are not organic, chances are they are made with genetically modified wheat.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:02 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

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