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: Iron

Today’s post focuses on iron, a nutrient that has many different roles in the body. About 65 to 75 percent of the body’s iron is in the blood in the form of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen to tissues in the body (1). Iron also helps our muscles store and use oxygen. A lack of...

All-Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipes & Tips

In addition to the great Easter tips that Karen Buch provided earlier this week, we wanted to share some more egg-cellent ideas for decorating your Easter eggs this year. Did you know that you can use spices and common foods to dye eggs naturally? Get creative and resourceful – it’s fun and easy to use everyday kitchen ingredients to make...

National Nutrition Month & the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist: a Sports RD’s Perspective

Today’s post comes from Dave Ellis, RD, CSCS.   Ellis is a sports dietitian, who counsels athletic programs on nutrition and teaches athletes how to eat the right foods on a sensible schedule to fuel performance, prevent muscle cramps, finish strong and recover well. He is also a member of ENC’s Health Professional Advisor panel. Being a veteran Sports RD means...

Pregnancy, Protein, and Promoting Growth

Adequate protein intake is essential in every life stage; however, some stages require increased protein intake for optimal health. During pregnancy, it is recommended that women consume 1.1 g/kg body weight of protein per day, which is up from 0.8g/kg prior to pregnancy. The second and third trimester are the most important times to pay attention to protein levels, as...