13 Sep 2007
The American diet, generally. is well supplied with animal(meat) proteins and amino acids are in generous quantity. But, many conditions can alter the amounts and availability of individual amino acids. Illness, stress, extreme cooking procedure, etc. all affect foods before they are eaten. On average, the American is a good eater of proteins. however, this does not take into account the very young -- who may not be able to eat enough protein or, --senior citizens who may not be able to purchase enough protein because of costs.