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Nutrition Unscrambled

Tools You Can Use for National Egg Month & Year Round

Happy May and National Egg Month!  Today, we’re focusing on the ENC website as a way to celebrate National Egg Month. Eggnutritoncenter.org provides you with research and other publications to use as a health professional, as well as nutrition information that you can share with your clients. Be sure to check out the Nutrition and Research section to see what articles have …

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Don’t Get Caught Up in the “Headline” of a Single Study” – Thoughts on NEJM Study on TMAO and CVD

By now, I’m sure that many of you have seen the news coverage about a study that came out today in the New England Journal of Medicine indicating that bacteria in the gut, when combined with compounds that exist in many foods we eat, may lead to production of a compound (TMAO) that might raise …

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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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Nutrient Spotlight: Selenium

Today’s post focuses on selenium, a less well-known mineral, categorized as a trace element because it is only required in small amounts compared many other vitamins and minerals1. Selenium is incorporated in to selenoproteins to be used in antioxidant enzymes which prevent free radical damage. It also supports thyroid hormone metabolism basic functions of the …

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Spring Clean Your Kitchen

Today’s post comes from Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RDN. Zelman is the Director of Nutrition for WebMD, overseeing diet, nutrition and food information. Among other duties, she serves as Senior Nutrition Correspondent, writes weekly features, columns and newsletters, provides expert editorial review of diet and nutrition articles and covers national meetings. Zelman has extensive media experience, including …

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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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Importance of Protein for Post-Exercise Snacks

Today’s post is written by one of ENC’s Health Professional Advisors, Dr. Jason Karp. Dr. Karp is a nationally recognized running coach, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and owner of RunCoachJason.com. He holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology. He writes for international running, coaching, and fitness magazines, is the author of five books, …

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Use ‘Em Up – Ideas for Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

As we approach the weekend, you may still have some eggs leftover from last week’s Easter festivities.  Time is running out to use them, so why not celebrate Egg Salad Week?! Remember hard-boiled eggs (in their shell) should be used within 7 days of cooking. Try this classic egg salad recipe, or have fun and create …

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Nutrient Spotlight: Iron

Today’s post focuses on iron, a nutrient that has many different roles in the body. About 65 to 75 percent of the body’s iron is in the blood in the form of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen to tissues in the body (1). Iron also helps our muscles store and …

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