Tortillas are a low-fat food that make up a serving from the grain group. Eating a whole wheat tortilla increases your fiber intake, which helps you feel full longer. A fajita-sized Mission tortilla contains 110 calories and 2.5 g of fat. Fill a tortilla with cold cuts, low-fat cheese and sliced vegetables for a twist on the classic sandwich.
Adequate fiber intake also helps control cholesterol levels and reduces your risk of heart disease. Tortillas are a good source of B vitamins, which support a healthy nervous system. Folate, found in whole grain tortillas, supports women's health during childbearing years and can prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida. The iron in tortillas helps blood move oxygen throughout your body.