Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Author: Rachel Bassler, RDN, CSSD, LDN

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.

Daily Egg Intake May Decrease Stroke Risk: Q&A with Dr. Tia M. Rains

egg shellsFollowing release of the of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that placed no daily limit on dietary cholesterol, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition associates eggs with a 12 percent reduction in the risk of stroke, the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. Tia M. Rains, PhD, Executive Director...

UConn Professor, Dr. Maria-Luz Fernandez, Highlights her Recent Research

Breakfast TacosThe Egg Nutrition Center interviewed Dr. Maria-Luz Fernandez, a nutrition researcher at the University of Connecticut. For many years, Dr. Fernandez has studied the impact of diet on various health indices in Hispanic and non-Hispanic subjects. She has done feeding studies in Mexico, and has a keen sense of the health and nutrition issues that impact the Hispanic community. We...

¡Celebra! National Hispanic Heritage Month

Spicy Sriracha Baked AvocadoHispanics make up about 17.6 percent of the total United States (US) population (1). By 2060, 29 percent—more than one-quarter of the total population (2). As the number of Americans in this demographic increases, so does the popularity of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the...

Eggs can (…and should) be included in the Mediterranean Diet

Hash Brown Crusted Mediterranean QuicheThe Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), which provide practical nutrition information and recommendations, have transitioned over the years to focus on the importance of dietary patterns (also called eating patterns) – or how individuals eat overall – versus focusing on specific foods or nutrients. The Mediterranean diet is often considered a “gold standard” dietary pattern that is associated with many...