Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Year: 2013

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.

Nutrient Spotlight: Selenium

Today’s post focuses on selenium, a less well-known mineral, categorized as a trace element because it is only required in small amounts compared many other vitamins and minerals1. Selenium is incorporated in to selenoproteins to be used in antioxidant enzymes which prevent free radical damage. It also supports thyroid hormone metabolism basic functions of the immune system. Selenium content in...

Spring Clean Your Kitchen

Today’s post comes from Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN. Zelman is the Director of Nutrition for WebMD, overseeing diet, nutrition and food information. Among other duties, she serves as Senior Nutrition Correspondent, writes weekly features, columns and newsletters, provides expert editorial review of diet and nutrition articles and covers national meetings. Zelman has extensive media experience, including 12 years as a national...

Inside the Shell: 13 Essential Vitamins and Minerals

Many health professionals recognize the mighty nutrient package of the whole egg and are encouraging their patients and clients to include eggs as part of a diet that focuses on nutrient-rich, whole foods. The high-quality protein in eggs is also becoming more well-known for its satiating effects, which could assist with weight loss and weight management in addition to preventing...

Importance of Protein for Post-Exercise Snacks

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...