Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Nutritious Dietary Patterns

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.

Consumers Seek More Protein

Protein word cloudProtein appeals to consumers’ interest in satisfying appetite, managing weight, maintaining muscle and reducing risk of chronic disease. Protein was among the top trends at the 2015 Institute of Food Technology annual scientific sessions and food expo, which featured the latest advances in food and ingredient technologies from around the world. This is consistent with current health science research and...

When It Comes To Health, Diet Patterns Matter More Than How Many Eggs You Eat

Associations between egg consumption and cardiovascular risk factors depends on the other foods and beverages consumed. Researchers compared cardiovascular risk among adult egg eaters to those who did not report eating an egg or egg dish during their 24-hour food recall in the 2001-2008 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (Nicklas, 2014). Egg eaters were additionally sub-grouped based...

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...