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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.

New Research: Animal vs Plant Protein and Adult Bone Health

Eggs Bone HealthFor years, research questioned the role of dietary protein in bone health. Metabolic balance studies in the 1970s and early 1980s showed higher protein intakes increased urinary calcium but did not enhance intestinal calcium absorption, leading to the conclusion that the source of the additional urinary calcium must be from bone breakdown (1-8). However, recent short-term dietary intervention studies using...

Are free-range eggs more nutritious?

Blog Mineral Content of EggsOne of the top questions we receive here at the Egg Nutrition Center is whether the nutritional profile of an egg is influenced by the housing conditions of the hen, particularly free-range versus caged.  It’s a reasonable question to ask.  Free-range hens may forage for bugs and plants, which could conceivably alter the nutritional intake of the hen and hence...

Vegetarian Christmas Dinner Menu

Christmas tableAre you hosting a Christmas dinner party this year? Chances are there may be a vegetarian amongst your guests. A recent survey found that 7.3 million Americans follow a vegetarian diet.1 Fortunately, with a little planning and preparation, you can help vegetarian guests feel like they’re part of the party, not limited to the side dishes. (more…)

Clean Eating on Thanksgiving: Recipes & Diet Tips

Clean Eating TurkeyWhat do turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and eggs have in common? They're all whole, nutrient dense foods, supported by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA’s). However, once a year these foods are transformed into casseroles, appetizers and pies. Thanksgiving is the holiday of abundance – with excess sodium, sugar, and saturated fat on the dinner table. (more…)