In order to grow larger muscles, it is important to have protein in our diets. Bodybuilders tend to load up on large quantities of protein, sometimes far more than the human body can really even handle. But even non-athletes have started to pay close attention to the amount of protein in their diets, because it is said to influence a range of things from emotional mood swings to providing strength to lift boxes at work. While there is no denying that protein is important, it is often over-emphasized as the solution to many of life’s woes. The reality is that protein is just a part of a larger diet – and without other nutrients being optimized, protein can’t save you.