La Favorita 8" Flour Tortillas (78 oz., 36 ct.)
About this item
- 36 flour tortillas
- No cholesterol
- No trans fats
- Great for a low-cholesterol diet
- Versatile and delicious
La Favorita® 8" Flour Tortillas have a delicious, made-from-scratch flavor, great for adding to or as the foundation of any of your favorite Mexican dishes. They're soft and fluffy, making them ideal for burritos, tacos, quesadillas or enchiladas.
Are Tortillas Healthy?
Every healthy diet includes grains. Three to four ounces of grains per day is the daily amount recommended for all adults. Since La Favorita 8" Flour Tortillas are made from flour, they do count toward your daily grain intake. Tortillas also serve as a source of dietary fiber or a type of carbohydrate that is quite important for digestive function.
Why are Trans Fats Bad for You?
One of the few nutrition notes that people can actually agree on is the unhealthy nature of trans fats. Consumption of these fats has gone down quite a bit in recent years, though people are still consuming too much of them, which has various effects on your health like heart and vascular diseases and possibly diabetes. The chemical structure of trans fats is believed to be responsible for its adverse effects on the body. Natural trans fats come from meat and dairy sourced from cattle, sheep and goats; however, eating these things should not concern you as several studies have found that these moderate amounts don't appear to be harmful. In any case, La Favorita 8" Flour Tortillas contain no trans fats.
Why No Cholesterol?
If you're on a low-cholesterol diet, these are a great option for your pantry. While it is produced by the body, cholesterol also comes from animal foods. Too much cholesterol in the blood causes an increase of particles called LDL, more commonly referred to as "bad" cholesterol, which subsequently leads to the increased buildup of plaque in the artery walls and leads to heart disease. Understandably, this is why so many people consider low-cholesterol diets, or why doctors will recommend a low-cholesterol diet to promote heart health.