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Research: Eggs are a great source of protein, minerals and carotenoids

Posted February 20, 2014

The second half of the 20th century was not kind to eggs. The 1950s in particular were a time when eggs were demonized due to their high fat content, which pioneering nutritionists — notably Ancel Keys, developer of the notorious “lipid hypothesis” — believed would raise cholesterol and contribute toward coronary heart disease. Today, however, we understand that fatty whole foods like eggs are an essential component of a healthy diet, particularly when they come from sustainable, organic sources. In fact, eggs have been a staple breakfast for people in many cultures for centuries.

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Study: Meat, Egg and Dairy Nutrient Essential for Brain Development

Posted November 25, 2013

Asparagine, found in foods such as meat, eggs, and dairy products, was until now considered non-essential because it is produced naturally by the body. Researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital found that the amino acid is essential for normal brain development. This is not the case for other organs.

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First Ever Plant-based Egg Created

Posted September 12, 2013

An egg substitute made entirely from plants has been developed by scientists. The company has successfully created faux mayonnaise and a variety of baked goods using the egg substitute.

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Eating eggs is not linked to high cholesterol in adolescents

Posted July 22, 2013

Although in the late 20th century it was maintained that eating more than two eggs a week could increase cholesterol, in recent years experts have begun to refute this myth. Now, a new study has found that eating more eggs is not associated with higher serum cholesterol in adolescents, regardless of how much physical activity they do.

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Peptide found in egg whites can lower blood pressure, say researchers

Posted June 5, 2013

Considering that eggs contain all the nutrients needed to develop healthy chicks, it is unsurprising that studies into their numerous health benefits for humans abound. Eating more eggs has, for instance, been repeatedly linked to reduced LDL cholesterol, a lowered risk of macular degeneration, and improved cognitive and nervous system function. Scientists based at Clemson University in South Carolina, however, have discovered another good reason to add more eggs to our diets – a peptide found in eggs whites called RVPSL can reduce blood pressure, thereby preventing heart disease.

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New Research Points to Benefits of Eggs, Even for Those at Cardiovascular Risk

Posted April 24, 2013

This week at Experimental Biology (EB) 2013, scientists from around the world are gathering to share research on a variety of topics, including nutrition and health. Given the growing global burden of chronic disease, there is particular interest in the important role of diet and nutrition in overall health. Several studies presented at the conference looked specifically at the role of whole egg consumption in high-risk groups, including those with metabolic syndrome and heart disease, as well as the satiating effects of high-protein breakfast consumption for adolescents.

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Egg White Protein Reduces Blood Pressure

Posted April 10, 2013

A component of egg whites has a positive effect in reducing blood pressure, say scientists. Our research suggests that there may be another reason to call it ‘the incredible, edible egg, said study leader Zhipeng Yu, Ph.D., of Jilin University.

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Learning the Egg Nutritional Facts of Life

Posted October 4, 2012

Eggs have received a bad rap over the years in the media and have been condemned for all sorts of unhealthy things. The truth is that eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can find. They’re full of valuable vitamins and minerals that your body needs.

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Eggs more nutritious than before: Study

Posted July 19, 2012

Going to work on an egg is healthier than before as a study has found that it`s nutritional benefits have increased over past 30 years. According to a study funded by Britain`s department of Health, eggs not only are lower in fat, cholesterol and calories, they also contain more vitamin D than previously thought.

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Breakfast eggs offer ‘better protein’ satiety benefits: Study

Posted May 20, 2012

Breakfast eggs that deliver high quality protein may better boost satiety, research has found.

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