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March 2012 Issue

Skip the Egg Yolk, Skimp On Nutrition

No longer painted as a villain in heart health, restrictions on egg consumption by major American health organizations have eased up, and the newest U.S. Department of Agriculture Dietary Guidelines allows eating up to one egg a day, yolk and all, within a healthful eating plan. Yet the stigma of the high-cholesterol yolk has been tough to crack, even though skipping it skimps on the most nutritious part of the egg.

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