The role of animal-source foods in healthy and environmentally sustainable diets

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March 1, 2023

Scientific and political debates around the role of Animal-Source Foods in healthy and environmentally sustainable diets are often diverging. Animal-Source Foods, such as meat, milk, fish and eggs, have many positive health effects when consumed in the recommended amounts. They represent a key strategy for addressing undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries thanks to their richness in commonly lacking nutrients. For these reasons, scientists are increasingly debating the role of Animal-Source Foods and clarifying the evidence of their health and environmental benefits and risks. A Critical Review published in the Journal of Nutrition by Anne Mottet discusses the health benefits of Animal-Source Foods and their health risks. The article also focuses on their environmental benefits and risks, andreviews evidence on alternative proteins and protein-rich foods.

Read the complete article published by European Livestock Voice here.