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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.

¡Celebra! National Hispanic Heritage Month

Spicy Sriracha Baked AvocadoHispanics make up about 17.6 percent of the total United States (US) population (1). By 2060, 29 percent—more than one-quarter of the total population (2). As the number of Americans in this demographic increases, so does the popularity of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the...

Eggs can (…and should) be included in the Mediterranean Diet

Hash Brown Crusted Mediterranean QuicheThe Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), which provide practical nutrition information and recommendations, have transitioned over the years to focus on the importance of dietary patterns (also called eating patterns) – or how individuals eat overall – versus focusing on specific foods or nutrients. The Mediterranean diet is often considered a “gold standard” dietary pattern that is associated with many...

Guiding Stars Updates Cholesterol Rating in Response to New Dietary Guidelines

Guiding Stars GuideFeatured article in the Summer 2016 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up Guiding Stars, North America's leading private nutrition guidance program, recently announced that the organization has updated its approach to factoring dietary cholesterol into its ratings system. The move came in response to evolving scientific evidence and changes reflected in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Dr. Mitch Kanter, Executive Director of the...

Splurging on Spice

Splurging on SpicesA colorful array of spices is a hallmark of the sunny Mediterranean-style diet. When it comes to evidence-based eating patterns, the fruit- and vegetable- based Mediterranean diet has been the subject of scientific studies around the world. And the science stacks up; as a result, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that the Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern – including eggs...