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#definition
- YouTube video about epigenetics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYJ_nd9glvw