Digestion is one of the most important functions our bodies perform. Food is broken down into smaller nutrients, which are then absorbed in the small intestine to encourage cell growth, tissue repair, and metabolic processes. That’s a best-case scenario. Unfortunately, for many, the best-case scenario is not their scenario; and digestion issues interfere to cause intestinal discomfort. Hard-to-digest foods may also cause bloating, gas, and occasional diarrhea — all of which negatively affect nutrient utilization.