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Are Wraps Healthy?

Wraps are one of the most popular lunch items in the United States. They serve a similar purpose as sliced bread, as they are used to hold fillings together so you don’t have to make a mess of yourself while eating. To satisfy your cravings, place an order for this sandwich from a specialized wrap restaurant. You will remain joyful the rest of the day.

When it comes to handling, wraps come top compared with burgers or sandwiches. Remember to hold your wrap firmly as you enjoy every bite. Just as its cousin -sandwiches, this popular lunch item – wraps can contain main tasty fillings like chicken, salmon, shrimps, and bacon. To make it even tastier, you can consider adding other fresh ingredients like diced tomato, sliced olives onions, and cheese, just to name a few. The great thing about this great lunch item is that it is designed for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Vegetarians can have their wraps filled with fresh vegetables and sautéed mushrooms. 

Apart from getting it from a specialized wrap restaurant, you can also try out cafes near you. You can eat wraps hot or cold, accompanied with a cup of finely brewed coffee. Be sure to find a suitable corner in the restaurant so you can relax and take in the atmosphere as you enjoy your lunch. 

Are Wraps A Healthy Food Option?

Wraps are considered a healthier option when compared with sandwiches. Some tortilla wraps contain more calories and carbohydrates than two slices of bread. Many wrap restaurants use tortilla wraps that contain 300 calories. Add this number to that of calories from the fillings and you have yourself a lunch with a high concentration of calories. 

Also, wraps are often loaded with colorful fresh veggies (peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, and onions), cheese, and lean meat. 

The outer wraps is a flour tortilla and come in different variations. Some varieties have a high nutritional content than others. If you want to maintain a specific diet, you can opt for the low-carb and gluten-free tortilla options. 

How to Choose Healthy Wraps

Everyone has their own unique preference especially when it comes to food. Your choice should be based on the nutritional contents. Read the fine prints on the nutritional label. This is especially important if you are eating in a wrap restaurant. Request for the nutrition facts before ordering. Alternatively, you can browse them over the internet. With the range of options available, there is always something for you. Your choice of wrap for lunch should be based on different specifications including the calorie levels, total carbohydrate, serving size, and fiber size. 

Asides from the nutritional label, the ingredients list can influence your choice as well. Ideally, you should go for wraps that do not contain hydrogenated oil and other trans-fat. And if you ever come across a 100% whole grain option, go for it. This option is healthier than its alternatives. 

Wraps can be a part of a healthy diet. What matters is choosing healthy ones with high nutritional value. Remember to choose healthy fillings as well.

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