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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.

What’s for Dinner Wednesday: The Forgotten B Vitamin

This week we’re talking about riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2 – not a nutrient we usually think much about. Riboflavin shouldn’t be forgotten though, as it’s important for growth, erythropoiesis and carbohydrate metabolism. It can also act as an antioxidant. Although riboflavin deficiency is relatively low in the U.S., it’s important to consume the recommended amount daily, since we...

Fun Fact Friday: Fire Up the Microwave for Hectic Mornings

Can you believe it's already the middle of August?  It's been a busy summer here at ENC! For many moms and dads, the “busy-ness” is just beginning. August is back-to-school month, which brings a new slew of activities.  Some families are already well into hectic school schedules, while others are just starting their back-to-school shopping. Eggs are a great item...

What’s for Dinner Wednesdays: A Slice of the Sunshine Vitamin

With days growing shorter and fall approaching, it becomes increasingly difficult for many Americans to meet their vitamin D requirements.  Research shows 40 percent of people 65 years of age and older, even those living in sunny climates, are not getting enough vitamin D. So, today’s post focuses on a very “sunny” side of eggs—their natural vitamin D content. Eggs...

What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Dietary Sources of Vitamin D

Like me, you have probably taken note of the great deal of attention health media give to vitamin D research. It's no wonder when recent studies suggest that vitamin D may provide protection from osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer and several autoimmune diseases. As a result, many people ask me how they can get more vitamin D out of their diet. I imagine I am not the...