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.

Dietary Protein Needs Across the Lifecycle

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. Dietary protein provides the amino acid building blocks to make new proteins. It’s easy to recognize the importance of protein for...

Egg Research Update: Atherosclerosis Study

A study published in the journal Atherosclerosis last week suggested that eating eggs can be almost as damaging to you heart as smoking cigarettes. Maybe you’ve seen the press coverage? It was all over the media last week and, needless to say, it kept us pretty busy at the Egg Nutrition Center. First thing we did was contact seven cardiovascular...

Fueling for Exercise

Today’s post is written by one of ENC’s Health Professional Advisors, Dr. Jason Karp. Dr. Karp is a nationally recognized running coach, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and owner of RunCoachJason.com. He holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology. He writes for international running, coaching, and fitness magazines, is the author of five books, including 101 Winning Racing Strategies...

Fun Fact Friday: Fire Up the Microwave for Hectic Mornings

Can you believe it's already the middle of August?  It's been a busy summer here at ENC! For many moms and dads, the “busy-ness” is just beginning. August is back-to-school month, which brings a new slew of activities.  Some families are already well into hectic school schedules, while others are just starting their back-to-school shopping. Eggs are a great item...

What’s for Dinner Wednesdays: A Slice of the Sunshine Vitamin

With days growing shorter and fall approaching, it becomes increasingly difficult for many Americans to meet their vitamin D requirements.  Research shows 40 percent of people 65 years of age and older, even those living in sunny climates, are not getting enough vitamin D. So, today’s post focuses on a very “sunny” side of eggs—their natural vitamin D content. Eggs...