Gallbladder Diet 101 – Here’s What You Need To Know To Get Started
So, you’ve realized you may have a gallbladder problem after suffering a dreaded, “gallbladder attack”. Perhaps your doctor ran some tests, or like many Americans you’ve conducted much of your own research and realized that ache in your upper right side a couple hours after eating, the nausea, indigestion and even back pain, are all related to gallbladder disease.
You’re feeling motivated to act now to get back on track. The number one suggestion to treat gallbladder symptoms, besides surgery, is to adopt a gallbladder diet. We don’t think surgery should be anyone’s top choice when there are safe, natural ways to improve liver and gallbladder health.
Unless dealing with an emergency situation such as infection or chronic blockage, there is an impressive amount of healing power in your food.
Where Should You Start?
Start your gallbladder diet by recognizing that it’s not the same as a typical “diet” which evokes images of food depravation, going hungry and losing weight. Those kinds of diets are no fun and not great for your body anyways.
In fact, many people are surprised to learn that starvation and fat restrictive diets actually trigger gallstone formation because the gallbladder will hold on to cholesterol when you stop eating fat.
Since fat in the digestive tract triggers gallbladder contraction and bile release, not eating fat at all means the gallbladder sits still and bile contents, including cholesterol, thicken to form hardened deposits. Its best to keep your gallbladder squeezing regularly and bile flowing freely. For this, you need to eat some fat.
Eliminate a few things. Yes, a gallbladder diet does involve exchanging some of your favorite treats if you are accustomed to eating junk food and fried foods. Heavy, processed and fried foods contain a lot of hydrogenated, saturated and trans fats.
Aside from a ton of unhealthy effects on the body, these fats are hard to digest and cause discomfort and distress as the gallbladder tries to keep up. Removing these will make digestion easier and reduce the instances of biliary colic- the ache of a gallbladder attack.
Add gallbladder-friendly foods. There’s good news- fat is ok, despite what you may have heard. The trick is to include only moderate amounts of wholesome, healthy fats in your gallbladder diet. These include avocado, wild caught fish, nuts and seeds, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, flax oil and grass fed dairy.
Add bitter veggies and green, leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and beets. All fresh fruit and vegetables are great for your health, but these in particular have a great reputation for supporting liver and gallbladder health while increasing bile production and flushing out sludge and small stones.
This has been an overview of the basics and it’s a great place to start. There are extensive lists of gallbladder supportive foods and supplements you can take.
Along with a proper diet, a gallbladder treatment may be instrumental in overcoming gallbladder problems.
The Pulverexx Protocol helps in dissolving and breaking up existing gallstones as well as prevent their reoccurrence. Stick with a diet that supports the function of these key, digestive organs and you can live pain free.