Sandwich Wraps Aren't As Healthy As You Think

August 30, 2018

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Bread has been getting some bad press for years.  Thanks to low carb and other diets, the sandwich staple has been shelved in favor of wraps.  But is enjoying your sandwich in a wrap reducing your calorie intake?  The simple explanation is not always. While you might think wraps are better for you, in reality, some are as carb-laden as four slices of white bread. Dietitian are in agreement that multi-grain bread is your healthier option, which provides more fiber and processed much less than white or brown bread. The visible grains in the bread are digested slower, causing your body to use more energy to do the job. While a wrap is perceived as healthier it takes your body just as much energy to digest one wrap as it does for two pieces of bread. So that wrap may be just as processed as white bread. One piece of multi-grain bread contains around 100 calories, 0.2 grams of saturated fat, 12.8 grams of carbs and 160 milligrams of sodium. One plain wrap has about 220 calories, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 33 grams of carbohydrates and 610 milligram of sodium! Even if you use two pieces of multi-grain bread, you will still consume less calories, saturated fat and sodium than a plain wrap.  So just like bread, you need to be reading labels on wraps. Look for brands which are moderately low in carbs, low in salt and low in saturated fat. 

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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