Most of us think of nutrition as a fairly straightforward equation: Our food contains specific amounts of various nutrients, and when we eat, our digestive system extracts the vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, and everything else that our body can use and eliminates the leftovers. So in other words, the value a food is based upon its nutrient profile - and nothing more. But when it comes to nourishment, the human body is way more interesting and complex than we give it credit for. Science has shown that the experience of eating food, the environment in which we eat, and other key factors can play a big role in the nutrient value we can extract from a meal. Get ready to explore a new side of nutritional science in this fascinating new podcast episode.