Dr. Tia M. Rains: February 13, 2018

PUT AN EGG ON IT!

WHY ADDING THIS NUTRITION POWERHOUSE CAN BE A PERFECT ADDITION TO A HEART-HEALTHY DIET

**FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH**

Dr. Tia M. Rains

Executive Director at the Egg Nutrition Center

February is American Heart Month – a time when people are thinking about how foods can affect their health. Many Americans still believe that eggs should be avoided for their cholesterol content. However, an overwhelming body of scientific research demonstrates otherwise.

Dr. Rains will highlight scientific evidence demonstrating how nutrient-rich eggs can (and should!) be included in a heart-healthy diet and why they are the perfect pair to other heart-healthy foods.

Did you know?

  • There are several nutrients that are uniquely found in eggs.  For example, eggs are one of the richest food sources of choline, which is important for fetal brain development and maintaining optimal brain function later in life.  Eggs are also one of the only natural sources of vitamin D, providing 41 IU per large egg.
  • Don’t toss the yolk! Yolks contain most of the egg’s nutrients like choline, vitamin B12, selenium and more than 40 percent of the protein in an egg.
  • The yolk also includes fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin D, E, A, and the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin.

For more information, please visit www.eggnutritioncenter.org

MORE ABOUT DR. TIA RAINS:

Dr. Tia Rains is the Executive Director at the Egg Nutrition Center. Prior to joining ENC in July of 2013, Tia was the Senior Director of Metabolic Sciences at Biofortis Clinical Research, a global contract research organization specializing in the design and conduct of clinical research for leading food, beverage, and supplement companies around the world. Prior to that, Tia held several positions within the Research & Development department of Kraft Foods, including roles in nutrition research and product development. Tia holds a BS in Food Science & Human Nutrition from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from University of Illinois. She has authored more than 40 scientific articles and book chapters and is a frequent public speaker at universities, health professional meetings, and industry events.

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