Thinking of eating those decorated eggs? Think again. Here's why health experts say it's a no-no.

It was a hot debate at the end of the day in my house one Easter, to eat the decorated eggs or don't.

Turns out the answer is don't.

And though you may think you can't eat your Easter eggs because they were decorated, that's not actually the reason.

Egg-decorating kits are typically non-toxic and using them on eggs does not make those eggs inedible.

It's the fact that you decorated with them that you can't then eat them after Easter.

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, you should not eat any eggs that have been sitting out.

In fact, once you hard-boil an egg you should store it in the refrigerator and use within a week of cooking.

So, if you got a jump start on Easter egg decorating, your eggs have probably been out on the table for a while. Definitely throw those suckers away.

There are nearly 80,000 illnesses related to eggs contaminated with Salmonella each year according to the FDA and believe it or not 30 deaths.

Make sure you don't become one of these cases in 2019 by being smart about your Easter egg eating.

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