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.

What’s for Dinner Wednesday: The Forgotten B Vitamin

This week we’re talking about riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2 – not a nutrient we usually think much about. Riboflavin shouldn’t be forgotten though, as it’s important for growth, erythropoiesis and carbohydrate metabolism. It can also act as an antioxidant. Although riboflavin deficiency is relatively low in the U.S., it’s important to consume the recommended amount daily, since we...

Portion Distortion and Portion Control

Today’s post comes from Araceli Vázquez, MS, RD, LD. Vázquez is one of the few bilingual/bicultural dietitians in North Texas. She began her career in nutrition in 1996 after a successful career as a microbiologist and now offers nutrition counseling as part of her private practice, DietGenics. Vázquez is also a member of ENC’s Health Professional Advisor panel. In the...

Fun Fact Friday: Timing and Quantity of Protein Matters

The timing and quantity of protein consumption has long been recognized as important for athletes to support post-training recovery. However, research shows that it may be just as important for everyone, not just athletes, to pay attention to when and how much protein they are consuming. One key concept to recognize is the difference between sufficient and optimal protein consumption....

Eggs: A Nutrition Counselor’s Perspective

In honor of National Cholesterol Education Month, today’s blog post comes from Mary Donkersloot, a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant with a private nutrition practice in Beverly Hills, California. Donkersloot has helped individuals dealing with diabetes, heart disease, weight management, and eating disorders for more than 20 years. She is also one of ENC’s Health Professional Advisors. When I was...

“What’s For Dinner?” Wednesday: What Eggs And Avocados Have In Common

Baked eggs in avocadoThis week’s recipe pairs eggs with a trendy fruit, the avocado (indeed- it’s a fruit, not a vegetable). Avocados, also known as “alligator pears” due to their pear shape and bumpy, green skin, have gained much popularity the past several years. Grocery stores, restaurants and food manufacturers are all embracing the healthy benefits of avocados, which are frequently offered as...