What is GI Fitness?
The gastrointestinal tract (GI) is a muscle that requires exercise. Fibrous foods provide your GI the workout it needs to sustain health and the USDA recommends consuming 14 grams of fiber per 1000 calories/day. Unfortunately, many high fiber foods are commonly associated with uncomfortable side effects such as gas and bloating. The biggest offenders are fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols known as FODMAPs. Foods that contain FODMAPs are fructose foods (honey, apples, pears), Fuctans (garlic, leek, wheat rye), Lactose (milk, ice cream, custards), Legumes (beans of all kinds and chickpeas) and Polyols ( avocados, cherries, plums, prunes and sugar substitutes such as sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol).