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Nutrition Unscrambled

Chew on This-Are We Responsible for the Actions of Others in the Obesity Story?

Last week I was able to attend a seminar that reviewed part of the 3rd International Forum on Food and Nutrition with the theme “The Importance of a healthy Diet During Childhood” with other health professionals in the Chicago area. We were able to listen to recorded sessions from Aviva Must, Robert Lustig and Marion …

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ENC Enhances the Education of Future Registered Dietitians

Last month ENC hosted its first dietetic intern, Kasia Ciaston, from Loyola University. She completed two blog posts last month, so if you did not get a chance to read them check them out! Kasia let us know that this was her first exposure to this area of dietetics, so it was a unique and …

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Happy Thanksgiving from ENC

We wanted to take a moment and thank our readers! We are thankful to be able to educate and work with each of you. Last week I blogged about eating around the holidays, so I thought I’d send a gentle reminder about not skipping breakfast by providing you with great egg breakfast recipes. If you …

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Beat the Sleep after the Thanksgiving Feast

The common wisdom at Thanksgiving is that the amino acid tryptophan, found in turkey, is responsible for the sleepy feeling one gets after the big meal. Well, new research completed at the University of Cambridge focused on the post prandial effects of different macronutrients has found it may be the carbohydrates, rather than the proteins …

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Holiday What? Gain

As we approach the holidays it does not mean you “have to gain weight”. It seems many people do not understand moderation, but I think they do realize when they’ve eaten too much! Some things you can do to have a Healthy Holiday and not a Hefty Holiday! Make sure to eat adequate protein at …

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Elevating Awareness and Intake of Choline: An Essential Nutrient for Public Health (article review)

By: Kasia Ciaston Today we have another blog by our Dietetic Intern Kasia Ciaston. Early research conducted on choline from the 1930’s established the link between low choline and liver/muscle damage. Since then, choline has been deemed as an essential nutrient and the latest evidence demonstrates the increased significance of choline throughout the lifecycle.  Data …

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The Fast Food and the Furious

By: Kasia Ciaston Today’s blog post is from guest writer Kasia Ciaston.  Kasia is a Dietetic Intern at Loyola University and is ENC’s first intern! Today is National Fast Food Day. Should we be celebrating or criticizing this day of readily prepared foods? The assortment of additives, preservatives and fat contents make these energy-dense foods …

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Egg Nutrition Center Request for Research Proposals 2012

ENC is soliciting research proposals for the 2012 grant year. A letter of intent is due Friday, January 13, 2012. See the research section of ENC’s website for more details. Below are ENC 2012 Research Priorities: 1. Nutrition in health and disease: • Obesity: particular emphasis on childhood obesity. • Heart disease: effect of eggs …

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Vitamin D and the Sunny Side of Eggs

While USA Today discussed how important Vitamin D is and that many people are deficient, they forgot to mention that eggs are a natural and good source of Vitamin D. For those who aren’t aware, the USDA recently reviewed the egg nutrient data and results show that one Grade A, large egg contains 41 IU …

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LACTO-OVO-VEGETARIAN- HEALTHY EATING

Hello Readers – today we have one of our Registered Dietitian Advisors, Araceli Vázquez, MS, RD, LD, blogging. Enjoy! Marcia There are several modalities of vegetarianism, from strict vegetarians to lacto-ovo-vegetarians. Usually, lacto-ovo-vegetarians will eat dairy foods and eggs, but not meat, fish, or poultry. Certainly, a diet rich in plant foods has the potential …

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