How To Keep Your Gallbladder Healthy

Load Up on Fruits and Veggies

You know that fresh produce is good for your body. That includes your gallbladder. For starters, fruits and greens brim with vitamins, including C and E. Both have been shown to help protect against gallstones. Fruit and veggies also are high in water and fiber, which can help you stay full. This can help you drop pounds. For the biggest benefit, eat lots of different produce.


Cut Back on Fried Foods     

Your gallbladder has to work harder to help digest fatty foods. Fried foods are often high in saturated fat, which raises cholesterol in your blood. So a lot of greasy fare can lead to gallstones. Plus, it’s high in calories, which can make your scale creep up. One study found that people who eat fried foods more than four times a week were 37% more likely to become overweight or obese than those who had it half as often.


Eating, Diet, & Nutrition for Gallstones
Eat more foods that are high in fiber, such as. ...
Eat fewer refined carbohydrates and less sugar.
Eat healthy fats, like fish oil and olive oil, to help your gallbladder contract and empty on a regular basis.
Avoid unhealthy fats, like those often found in desserts and fried foods.
Plant-based foods are filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that provide the body with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid and magnesium have been shown to help prevent gallstones and may lower the risk of other gallbladder problems. Kiwi, broccoli, citrus fruits and leafy greens are great options. Antioxidants help the body rid itself of free radicals, which are toxic molecules that develop because of natural processes and environmental stresses. When free radicals accumulate in the body, it can cause oxidative stress, which causes cell damage that may lead to gallbladder and other diseases. Fruits and vegetables are also high in water and fiber, which help keep the gallbladder working smoothly. And because they contain little to no fat, they do not strain the gallbladder either.

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