Is it healthy? Low-carb, Whole Wheat Tortillas
Here’s a really great example of a product that looks healthy at a first glance, but is actually just made up of a bunch of processed junk.
Low-carb whole wheat tortillas, they sound like a good choice, right? WRONG! Whole wheat flour doesn’t show up until the THIRD ingredient in these, which means they are more made up of water and modified corn starch (which are the first two ingredients).
Not to mention, the fourth ingredient is vegetable shortening, which is just a big gross mixture of unhealthy hydrogenated oils. That’s a HUGE NO! The rest of the ingredients are just a bunch of preservatives and laboratory-made chemicals.
Whole wheat is more nutritious than refined white grains, but there is absolutely nothing nutritious or healthy about these wraps. They hardly have any whole wheat flour in them and it doesn’t matter anyway because the rest of the ingredients are not even real food and have little to no nutritional value.
General rule of thumb for any packaged products that are labeled as reduced fat, sugar, carbs, etc., DON’T BUY THEM! Typically, whatever the manufacturer took out to make it “healthier” was most likely replaced with some fake, filler ingredient that will do nothing good for your body.
ALWAYS read the nutrition labels AND ingredient lists for ALL of the foods that you buy! Stick mostly to whole-foods, (fruits,veggies, nuts, lean proteins) that have no ingredient lists at all.