Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Year: 2011

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 an article on eggs for a guest post.

Beat the Sleep after the Thanksgiving Feast

The common wisdom at Thanksgiving is that the amino acid tryptophan, found in turkey, is responsible for the sleepy feeling one gets after the big meal. Well, new research completed at the University of Cambridge focused on the post prandial effects of different macronutrients has found it may be the carbohydrates, rather than the proteins in meals, that make us...

Holiday What? Gain

As we approach the holidays it does not mean you “have to gain weight”. It seems many people do not understand moderation, but I think they do realize when they’ve eaten too much! Some things you can do to have a Healthy Holiday and not a Hefty Holiday! Make sure to eat adequate protein at breakfast and (lunch) before the...

Elevating Awareness and Intake of Choline: An Essential Nutrient for Public Health (article review)

By: Kasia Ciaston Today we have another blog by our Dietetic Intern Kasia Ciaston. Early research conducted on choline from the 1930’s established the link between low choline and liver/muscle damage. Since then, choline has been deemed as an essential nutrient and the latest evidence demonstrates the increased significance of choline throughout the lifecycle.  Data collectedby the 2005 National Health...