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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.

Economical Eggs One Answer to Vitamin D Deficiency

Today’s post comes from the Fall Issue of the Nutrition Close-Up, ENC’s newsletter that provides information on current nutrition and research trends and upcoming presentations. The post was authored by Yanni Papanikolaou, Vice President of Nutrition & Commercialization at Nutritional Strategies Inc. Nutritional Strategies Inc. is a scientific consulting firm specializing in developing evidence-based communications, conducting nutrition research, and advising on regulatory affairs. Yanni...

The Link Between Nutrition, Exercise and Muscle

ENC likes to provide the opportunity for up and coming investigators to showcase their research, and today’s post comes from a student of Jamie I. Baum, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition at the University of Arkansas. Brianna L. Neumann graduated from Truman State University with a bachelor of science in Exercise Science.  Her undergraduate research experience involved sports nutritional research, which...

High-Quality Protein on a Budget

While dangerously high rates of obesity today are no secret, scientists and health professionals continually strive to find obesity’s root causes, in an effort to combat related alarming health trends. In their searches, researchers have found a link between obesity and chronic diseases due to consumption of high energy dense foods such as refined sugars, grains and processed convenience foods....

The Egg Yolk: A Goldmine of Nutrition + Recipe for Apple Cheddar Bread Pudding Bites

Today’s post comes from Serena Ball, MS, RD. Based in St. Louis, registered dietitian Serena Ball is co-founder of TheRecipeReDux.com blogs at TeaspoonOfSpice.com. She is a nutrition writer and social media expert. Serena’s flavor-focused food writing has appeared in Relish, Spry and Parents, and CookingLight.com. Don’t toss those yolks! As a registered dietitian, I am surprised to hear it suggested that the healthiest way to eat an egg...

Leucine: Promoting Muscle Anabolism at Breakfast

Muscle IllustrationProtein is a critically important fuel source for muscles, and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are particularly so. Leucine is the most abundant BCAA found in muscles, and as the body of leucine research continues to grow, so does the evidence pointing to several benefits that leucine imparts, including the regulation of skeletal muscle protein synthesis. This was demonstrated in...