Egg Resources for Health Professionals

ENC serves as a resource for health professionals in need of current nutrition information to share with their patients.

Below are various tools available for professional education and/or to be shared with consumers.

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The Nutritional Benefits of Cooked (vs. Raw) Eggs

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In 1976, Rocky Balboa started a fitness trend by cracking raw eggs into a cup and drinking (yikes!). Rocky may have inspired the nation with his pursuit of glory, but his pre-workout snack was not ideal. Much has changed since 1976, but some people still drink raw eggs to build muscle – recognizing eggs as an inexpensive and convenient source of high-quality protein.1 Continue reading “The Nutritional Benefits of Cooked (vs. Raw) Eggs”

A Dozen Ways Egg Nutrients Benefit the Body

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Eggs contain many important nutrients. From our brain to our bones, the impact of these nutrients are wide-ranging. Learn how the nutrient package of eggs can benefit the body:

1. Brain Function: One large egg is an excellent source of choline – an essential nutrient critical for fetal brain development and brain function. Eating eggs may also be associated with improved cognitive performance in adults.1

2. Eye Health: Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in egg yolks that can promote eye health, especially as we get older.2 Continue reading “A Dozen Ways Egg Nutrients Benefit the Body”