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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.

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....

Carnitine, Choline and Your Gut

Choline and carnitine have been in the news because of new research linking gut microbes to heart disease. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reported that individuals with advanced heart disease had elevated blood levels of TMAO (trimethylamine oxide) produced from dietary choline and carnitine by bacteria in your lower intestines. As a nutrition scientist, I find the new research fascinating,...