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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.

Eggs Improve Carotenoid Value of Raw Vegetables

Mixed Egg SaladEggs offer potential to improve the nutritive value of a salad, in more than one way. Egg yolk is among the few commonly consumed foods containing the carotenoid lutein and its stereoisomer zeaxanthin. Spinach and other dark leafy greens may have a higher content per serving, but lutein/zeaxanthin is absorbed and utilized better from egg yolk [Chung, 2004]. Researchers at...

Why Adding Omega-3’s To Egg Ingredients Might Be A Good Idea.

Consumers worldwide might benefit from foods made using egg ingredients enhanced by adding nutrients. Jose Miranda and colleagues summarized evidence suggesting that egg-derived ingredients, like pasteurized liquid eggs, offer potential to improve the balance of nutrients in diets of both developing and developed countries (Miranda, 2015). Eggs were noted for offering a “modest calorie source…, a protein of excellent quality,...

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....