ENC Blog

ENC’s blog features articles on new research as well as recaps of meetings, reports, and other information related to eggs and health. Contact ENC if you are interested in writing a guest post.

Some protein foods may be cardioprotective.

When it comes to protein and heart health, blanket statements about animal or protein sources are too simplistic. In 2010, Bernstein and colleagues reported differing associations between heart health and various protein-rich foods in the large Nurses’ Health Study (Bernstein, Sun et al. 2010). They observed that high protein red meat and high-fat dairy were associated with elevated risk of...

The Rise of Vegganism: A New Plant-Based Diet with Eggs

offset_comp_182644According to a recent Yahoo! News article, a new plant-based diet, “Vegganism,” is gaining popularity. Veggans are essentially vegans (or individuals that avoid all animal and dairy products) who eat eggs. Nutrient-rich eggs are a great compliment to a vegan diet and can provide a number of benefits: Essential Nutrients: Eggs, which are all-natural and packed with a number of...

Higher Protein Breakfast Reduces Hunger in Kids

Children having breakfast in the kitchen at homeIf protein at breakfast shows benefits, it may help manage or prevent overweight in kids. Researchers at the University of Arkansas were interested in weight-related physiologic effects of high carbohydrate and high protein breakfasts among school aged kids. In focusing on kids, they noted that “In the U.S. 32% of children are overweight and 17% obese. Obesity is a major...