Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Year: 2012

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.

Nutrition Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes: Dispelling the “Myths and Mysteries”

Today’s post comes from Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE. Campbell is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Joslin Diabetes Center. She is actively involved in education initiatives, both at Joslin and with the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has authored several books published by the...

World Egg Day: Celebrating the Amazingly Versatile Egg

Today’s post comes from Neva Cochran, MS, RD, LD. Cochran is a nutrition communications consultant, appearing regularly in national and local media to discuss nutrition topics. Cochran is a long-standing nutrition writer for Woman’s World Magazine as well as a member of ENC’s Health Professional Advisor panel.World Egg Day is commemorated every year on the second Friday in October. First observed in...

Unscrambling the Latest Egg Controversy

Today’s post comes from Katherine Brooking, MS, RD.* Brooking is a nutrition communications consultant, appearing regularly in national and local media to discuss nutrition topics. She is also co-author of the popular website and blog, Appetite for Health. As an RD, I was surprised to see the headlines in August claiming that eating egg yolks may be as bad for...

Protein in the Athlete’s Diet

Today’s post comes from Dr. Donald Layman. Dr. Layman is the Director of Research at the Egg Nutrition Center and Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois and a leading researcher studying dietary needs for protein and amino acids. The importance of protein for athletes is well accepted but still confusing. Athletes hear lots of different messages about the amount...

“What’s for Dinner?” Wednesday: Selenium-Rich Souffle

This Wednesday we’re talking about Selenium! It’s a trace mineral that we only need small amounts of; however, the small requirement does not diminish its importance. Selenium is needed to make selenoproteins, which act as antioxidants. It is also important for thyroid health and immune function. Some research has suggested links between selenium consumption and the prevention of other conditions,...