Healthy Easter Foods

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Just because its the holidays doesn’t mean that you have to destroy your summer ready diet. Here are five Easter food that are actually good for you but in moderation though.

Eggs

Eggs have a bad reputation that they don’t necessarily deserve. Yes the yolk is where all the cholesterol is, but studies confirm that the real ingredients that hurt your heart are saturated and trans fats – eggs are low in saturated fat and have no trans fat. Also, the protein the yolk is also where healthy vitamin D and choline are found.

Vegetables

Fresh spring vegetables that often find their way onto the Easter table include bright greens peas, green beans, broccoli and asparagus. Do we need to remind you of all the healthy benefits of vegetables?

Potatoes

Potatoes have earned a reputation as fattening, but they can actually be extremely healthy. In addition to providing fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C and B vitamins. They’re also loaded with a unique kind of carb that’s been shown to naturally increase your body’s fat-burning furnace.

Horseradish

This condiment with kick opens up the sinuses to support breathing. It’s also been shown to boost your immunity and your metabolism.

White Wine

Health news is filled with studies that support or discourage drinking red wine, but what about white wine. A recent study looked at the effects of each type (6.8 ounces a day) over a 4 week period in a small group of nonsmoking women and both varieties improved “good” HDL cholesterol levels and lowered inflammation, two keys to keeping your heart strong and healthy.

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