Friday, September 5, 2008

I thought I Was Making the Healthy Choice

I thought I was making the healthy choice.
Apparently not.

I regularly read the blog "Food For Thought" by Cynthia Sass, R.D.
Practically each day I learn a new and useful tidbit of info.
Today was no exception.

Today's entry, entitled "The Wrap on Tortillas" included this nugget:

Taco-sized tortillas are quick calorie cutters.
Using two 6-inch soft yellow corn tortillas instead of the same sized flour version saves 110 calories and adds an extra gram of fiber to your daily intake. That’s nothing to sneeze at since shaving off 110 calories a day can mean losing (or not gaining) 10 pounds in a year’s time.

I had NO idea.
I thought that a fluffy, light colored flour tortilla would have less calories than a thick grainy corn tortilla. Hmm. And, fiber. I never thought of that.

Sure, she's not likely talking about the thick handmade tortillas from Guatemala.
(My poor niece is cringing at the mere mention...)

She likely means your ordinary machine-processed tortilla.
Like when I stop at the Taco Bell, I choose the flour because I think of it as the wiser choice.

Did I just admit I eat at Taco Bell?

Cynthia continues:
Corn tortillas count as a whole grain.
Whole corn is a powerhouse member of the whole grain family.
A recent study found that corn has almost twice the antioxidant activity of apples!

Never thought about it.

The article has much more, but I'll let you head on over and read the rest yourself. Who knows? You might end up learning a little tasty tidbit everyday from I do.

Okay...I'm off...
To eat some blueberries, or raspberries, or corn tortillas... Pin It

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