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Vitamin D: Sun, Skin & Food

It’s that time of year when the summer “glow” begins to fade as fall is right around the corner. With the days getting shorter and many people establishing new, busy routines for the school year, time spent outside starts to dwindle, so it’s important to remind clients about vitamin D intake. As we’ve discussed in …

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Celebrating The 4th Of July Independent of Guilt

Can you believe we’re already halfway through 2013? With Fourth of July right around the corner, many people will be hosting or attending holiday picnics and barbecues with a plentiful spread of hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes, snack foods, tasty desserts and more. The calories can add up quickly while partaking in a little festive …

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Beneficial Vitamin B6

  There are many reasons to consume adequate amounts of B6 in your diet. Like the rest of the B-complex vitamins, B6 is water soluble and cannot be stored by your body, so it’s important to replenish your body’s supply of the vitamin on a daily basis to reap its many health benefits, including: Greater …

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Zinc: Serve Yourself an Immune Boosting Breakfast

When asked to list nutrients that are crucial for promoting overall health and well-being, many clients will have protein, antioxidants, and vitamins at the top of their minds.  While these nutrients are undoubtedly significant, it’s important to also recognize the lesser-known minerals that play vital role in promoting overall health. Take zinc for example – …

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Don’t Let (Food) Bugs Spoil your Picnic

Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and with it comes sunshine, picnics, barbecues – and all too frequently, foodborne illnesses. According to the US Department of Agriculture, foodborne illness peaks in the summer as warm, humid temperatures encourage the growth of bacteria. This holiday weekend is a great time to remind people of the USDA food …

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Nutrition Spotlight: The Phosphorus Factor in End-Stage Renal Disease

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) causes kidney function to be severely limited or non-existent and occurs most often in people with diabetes or chronic hypertension. Due to limited renal function, nutrients such as phosphorus are not properly eliminated from the body and excessive phosphorus intake can contribute to what is known as renal osteodystrophy.1 For …

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ENC Research Pipeline Previewed at EB and Highlighted Post Conference

At the recent Experimental Biology meetings in Boston, the results of two studies were presented that might change the way folks use or recommend eggs in the future. In one study, conducted in Dr. Maria Luz-Fernandez’s lab at the University of Connecticut, adult subjects with metabolic syndrome ate a carbohydrate-restricted diet that included three eggs …

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Join #EggChat Tuesday, April 23rd 7pm ET – New Protein Research, Recipes, Prizes

 The Egg Nutrition Center is partnering with R.D. Rebecca Scritchfield to host a Twitter chat tomorrow in which she will discuss the latest protein research. Visit Rebecca Scritchfield’s blog and see below for more information: Date: Tuesday, April 23 Time: 7-8 p.m. ET /4-5 p.m. Pacific Where: #EggChat and your favorite “chat” platform (e.g. TweetChat.com) …

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Inside the Shell: 13 Essential Vitamins and Minerals

Many health professionals recognize the mighty nutrient package of the whole egg and are encouraging their patients and clients to include eggs as part of a diet that focuses on nutrient-rich, whole foods. The high-quality protein in eggs is also becoming more well-known for its satiating effects, which could assist with weight loss and weight …

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Dietary Patterns for Cardiometabolic Health: Unscrambling the Guidance Webinar

  Join the Egg Nutrition Center and Dr. David Katz of the Yale University Prevention Research Center for a webinar on the important role of dietary patterns in maintaining cardiometabolic health and preventing disease. Dr. Katz will review the latest research on macronutrient composition of the diet and address the evolution of dietary guidance and …

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