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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.

New Research on Choline

Untitled design (16)Choline is hot! In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration established a Reference Daily Intake value for choline of 550 mg. Then in June of 2017, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates recommended the addition of choline to prenatal vitamins because of its essentiality in promoting cognitive development of the offspring. This was followed in August by a...

Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Blog PostSeptember is Healthy Aging Month, a time to focus on the positive aspects of growing older and encourage responsibility for one’s health (physical, social, mental and financial). One way to promote healthy aging is through sound nutrition. Following a balanced diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein can help prolong a healthy life. Additionally, some foods contain...

Beyond Eye Health: Lutein’s Impact on Cognition

Lutein & Zeaxanthin Cognition - Blog Post (1)The antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin have long been associated with eye health, as they can help reduce the risk of cataracts and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration. It turns out, their benefits extend beyond the eye. More recent research has discovered lutein’s role on cognition as well.1,2 (more…)

Eat Protein for Bone Health?

Bone Health ImageMoms everywhere often encourage their kids to drink milk – the poster child for calcium – to help build strong bones. Calcium and vitamin D have long been documented as important nutrients needed for optimal bone health,1 but does dietary protein play a positive role as well? Or, could protein intake have a harmful effect on bone health? (more…)