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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.

Nutrient Spotlight: Vitamin E

As American Heart Month winds down, it’s a great time to remind patients and clients of the precautionary measures that can be taken year-round to prevent heart disease and improve one’s overall health. Beyond cutting back on sodium and unhealthy fats, a heart-healthy diet is also about incorporating foods that are rich in nutrients, offering a variety of health benefits....

Getting to the Heart of Healthy Fats

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, with one out of every three deaths resulting from heart disease or stroke (1). As American Heart Health Month kicks off this week, now is the perfect time to speak with your clients...

Fun Fact Friday: Give Your Oatmeal an Egg Protein Boost

In a recent post, we talked about the benefits of eating breakfast, including improved cognitive function, better school performance and improved markers for overall health. We also highlighted research on the added benefits of including high-quality egg protein at breakfast, such as heightened satiety throughout the day. However, on hectic mornings, convenience often trumps healthy eating. When thinking of quick...

“What’s for Dinner?” Wednesday: Phosphorus-Rich Egg & Pasta Skillet

In today’s post, we’re taking a closer look at the nutrient phosphorus, the second most prevalent mineral in the body (to calcium). Phosphorus is essential for healthy bones, teeth and cell membranes. It’s also important for nutrient metabolism, muscle growth and energy production. Adults need 700 mg of phosphorus per day, while kids 9 to 18 years old need 1,250...

“What’s for Dinner?” Wednesday: Selenium-Rich Souffle

This Wednesday we’re talking about Selenium! It’s a trace mineral that we only need small amounts of; however, the small requirement does not diminish its importance. Selenium is needed to make selenoproteins, which act as antioxidants. It is also important for thyroid health and immune function. Some research has suggested links between selenium consumption and the prevention of other conditions,...