The Importance of Some Animal Products for Nutrition and Health




Animal product, Nutrition, Health, Treatment, Disease


For an adult to have a balanced diet; It is necessary to consume 2800-3000 calories and at least 75- 80 g of protein in a day, and at least 30-35 g of this protein must be of animal origin. Nutrients consist of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals. All nutrients contain these compounds to a greater or lesser extent. Although there are these compounds in plant-based foods, animal-based foods such as meat, milk, eggs and honey are rich in protein, as well as the biological value of the protein they contain. When it comes to the use of animal products as a support for the treatment of diseases, the importance of goat‘s milk should be emphasized. It is known that goat milk is used in the treatment of many diseases. It has been determined by the positive results obtained from the applications that the regular consumption of goat milk and goat milk products is beneficial in the treatment of eczema, asthma, digestive disorders, some diseases related to varicose veins, virus abscesses and some allergic conditions. “Apitherapy” is a treatment method with bee products and it shows a rapid development in our country. Products obtained from beekeeping activities; products such as honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, bee venom. These products are used in many diseases (insomnia, digestive system diseases, upper respiratory tract infections, rheumatic, influenza, orthopedic diseases, skin cancer, eczema, asthma, arteriosclerosis, gastrointestinal diseases, rheumatic diseases, kidney, urinary tract infections, etc.) used as a supplement to treatments. Honey, propolis, royal jelly have excellent antibacterial properties. Bee venom has antirheumatic properties and pollen is used in the treatment of immunological diseases. The importance of animal products in terms of health should not be ignored and more studies on the subject are needed.



How to Cite

Alapala Demirhan, S., & Şahinler, N. (2022). The Importance of Some Animal Products for Nutrition and Health. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 10(sp1), 2696–2700.

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