When we make the effort to eat a balanced diet, it’s easy to assume we’ll get all the nutrition we need from our meals. But, once food is eaten, there’s potential for nutrient loss to occur during the different stages of digestion.

Much of our nutrition depends on how well foods are broken down and absorbed into our bodies. A majority of this absorption happens in the small and large intestines. It’s here where things get complex and trouble can brew, resulting in nutrient loss.