Egg Nutrition Center Blog

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.

The Rise of Vegganism: A New Plant-Based Diet with Eggs

Planted Based Diet with eggsAccording to a recent Yahoo! News article, a new plant-based diet, “Vegganism,” is gaining popularity. Veggans are essentially vegans (or individuals that avoid all animal and dairy products) who eat eggs. Nutrient-rich eggs are a great compliment to a vegan diet and can provide a number of benefits: Essential Nutrients: Eggs, which are all-natural and packed with a number of...

Higher Protein Breakfast Reduces Hunger in Kids

Children having breakfast in the kitchenIf protein at breakfast shows benefits, it may help manage or prevent overweight in kids. Researchers at the University of Arkansas were interested in weight-related physiologic effects of high carbohydrate and high protein breakfasts among school aged kids. In focusing on kids, they noted that “In the U.S. 32% of children are overweight and 17% obese. Obesity is a major...

Eggs Can Fit into a Diabetes Eating Plan

Baked Eggs Cup Amy CampbellHigh quality protein in eggs makes them a great choice in a carbohydrate-controlled diet. The nutritional benefits of eggs have been well established, despite their dietary cholesterol content. In fact, the forthcoming Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 may no longer restrict dietary cholesterol intake, as experts agree that it’s no longer a “nutrient of concern.” However, researchers have questioned the...