In this episode I give a general overview of protein - what it is, some of the important roles it has in our bodies, how much we need and which foods contain protein. Did you know that protein forms the building blocks of our immune system and that most enzymes, that aid in the thousands of biochemical reactions in our bodies, are proteins?There is so much to know about protein! This episode is the first in a four part series. Keep an eye out for my next three Five Minute Food Facts episodes about protein intake and athletes, protein for people on plant based diets and protein requirements as we age.Links mentioned in the podcast:Essential amino acids: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/essential-amino-acids#definitionYouTube video about epigenetics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYJ_nd9glvwHOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE PODCASTPlease tell your friends about the podcast and share it with them.If you could rate and review the podcast on iTunes, that would be super helpful.Purchasing a book from my website is an easy way to support the podcast too. Here is a link to the books page: https://amandaswellbeingpodcast.com/books/Thank you.#Eat Well. Move Well. Think Well.