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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.

Focus on Thiamine

The benefits of thiamine (or thiamin), a water soluble vitamin also known as Vitamin B1, are often overlooked despite the nutrient’s importance in bodily function. Thiamin is one of the essential nutrients the body must have to convert carbohydrates  into energy, making it beneficial when the body is trying to combat stress. It also plays a crucial role in conducting...

Zinc: Serve Yourself an Immune Boosting Breakfast

When asked to list nutrients that are crucial for promoting overall health and well-being, many clients will have protein, antioxidants, and vitamins at the top of their minds.  While these nutrients are undoubtedly significant, it’s important to also recognize the lesser-known minerals that play vital role in promoting overall health. Take zinc for example – it’s naturally found in some...

Unscrambling the Science Behind Eggs and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

James D. House, B.Sc.(Agr), Ph.D. Professor and Head Department of Human Nutritional Sciences University of Manitoba Today’s post comes from James House, Ph.D. Dr. House is studying the relationship between water soluble vitamin nutrition, the metabolism of amino acids, and how they relate to optimal growth and health of individuals. He also maintains a strong focus towards the development of functional foods...

Nutrition Spotlight: The Phosphorus Factor in End-Stage Renal Disease

 End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) causes kidney function to be severely limited or non-existent and occurs most often in people with diabetes or chronic hypertension. Due to limited renal function, nutrients such as phosphorus are not properly eliminated from the body and excessive phosphorus intake can contribute to what is known as renal osteodystrophy.1 For this reason it is important...

White vs. Brown Eggs – What’s the Story?

Egg selection in grocery stores has become increasingly complicated for consumers as the variety of eggs to choose from continues to expand with the addition of omega-3 enriched eggs, increased size variation and the development of organic brands. With myths of nutritional content differences floating around, many consumers aren’t sure if there’s a difference between white eggs and brown eggs....