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What To Do With Those Easter Eggs After The Hunt (Video)

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Colorful eggs will soon be in Easter baskets, and they’ll end up in meals in the coming days. But, should they be a part of your diet the rest of the year? The answer depends on your health.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, dietitian Katherine Zeratsky peels away the shell to reveal what’s inside. Jeff Olsen reports.

Transcript: 

Mayo Clinic dietitian Katherine Zeratsky says, under the colorful shells, these eggs pack vitamins, iron, amino acids, antioxidants and … Eggs are an excellent source of protein.

Despite the pluses, eggs do contain cholesterol and saturated fat, so people who have diabetes or a history of heart disease should limit themselves to three or fewer eggs per week.

Your risk may be a little bit higher in terms of preventing future heart problems. Matches your shirt. If you’re healthy, Zeratsky says, it’s fine to peel into an average of one egg a day. That alone as a snack, or put that on top of a salad, it’s a great way to use up your eggs after you’ve boiled them for Easter.

For the Mayo Clinic News Network, I’m Jeff Olsen.

Video courtesy: newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org

 

 

By Jeff Olsen, Mayo Clinic.org, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 26, 2016