One's diet may or may not be a contributing factor to gallbladder problems leading to gallstones (i.e., excessive cholesterol and fat intake and low fiber intake) and the research seems to point the finger to hereditary causes being more of the culprit. Nevertheless, nutrition can be a contributing factor.
The following foods are recommended:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains (e.g., whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats)
- Lean meat, poultry and fish
- Low-fat dairy products
- Lots of water
- Fried foods
- Highly-processed foods (e.g., doughnuts, pie, cookies)
- Whole-milk dairy products (e.g., cheese, ice cream, butter)
- Fatty red meat
Brian Danley, CFT
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