Foods of animal origin supply Americans with a large proportion of their daily nutrient intakes. Animal products supply protein of nearly unequalled quality, as well as fat and carbohydrates (in milk). Along with these macro-nutrients, foods of animal origin supply numerous vitamins and minerals. Although the U.S. food supply is among the safest in the world, some concerns about the safety of consuming animal products remain. Consumption of animal products helps people meet recommended daily intakes of many required nutrients.
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