Everyone knows the rhyme about beans being good for your heart, and most people can identify broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage as gassy foods. Did you know that avocados, garlic, bell peppers, onions, cucumber, artichokes, and asparagus are also gas-producing? Soy is also notoriously hard to digest. Many of these foods contain a complex sugar called raffinose, and/or fructose, both of which can cause gas. And it's not only vegetables; fruit can also give you gas. Apples, bananas, peaches, pears, apricots and oranges, along with dried fruit, all contain sorbitol, which is a sugar alcohol that's very gassy. You're supposed to eat a lot of fiber, about 25-30 grams per day. Dried fruit, whole grains, leafy greens - lots of healthy food is high in fiber.
Did you know on average individuals are likely to carry hundreds of gallstones? Even if you have not experienced any pain or trauma associated with gallstones, they are present in all of our bodies. The gall bladder is responsible for storing bile produced by the liver. The bile is stored in the organ until it is needed for the digestion of fats. The gall bladder also aids in the elimination of waste products from the liver into a part of the small intestine, known as the duodenum. Performing a gall bladder cleanse helps to rid the body of these unwanted gall stones. Some may believe that gall stones only become a problem once calcified however this is not entirely correct. Naturally, gall stones are produced as soft matter in the body giving them the ability to stick together. If the soft stones lump together there is a potential for the bile duct to become clogged.