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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.

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…)

New Meta-Analysis Suggests Daily Egg Intake May Decrease Stroke Risk

One Egg a Day Reduces StrokeA recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN) suggests that daily egg intake does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, and may actually contribute to a decreased stroke risk. A comprehensive literature search of papers published through August 2015 was conducted to select the studies that fit...

New Study: Adding Eggs to a Salad Increases Vitamin E Absorption

Eggs and Vitamin EResearchers at Purdue University published a study indicating that carotenoid absorption from a salad was improved by the presence of whole cooked eggs. This made sense in light of the fact that carotenoids are fat-soluble nutrients, so the fat in the eggs increased nutrient absorption. Recently, the Purdue team followed up their carotenoid study by publishing new data indicating a...

UConn Professor, Dr. Maria-Luz Fernandez, Highlights her Recent Research

Breakfast TacosThe Egg Nutrition Center interviewed Dr. Maria-Luz Fernandez, a nutrition researcher at the University of Connecticut. For many years, Dr. Fernandez has studied the impact of diet on various health indices in Hispanic and non-Hispanic subjects. She has done feeding studies in Mexico, and has a keen sense of the health and nutrition issues that impact the Hispanic community. We...