For the many Americans who suffer from gallbladder issues, like gallstones, on a daily basis, it’s important to learn more about nutrition with a special focus on foods that won’t intensify the condition. After all, the side effects of gallbladder problems can range from serious discomfort (like loss of appetite) to intense pain (nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps).
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For these reasons, it’s just important that people with gallbladder problems learn about the foods that could cause their condition to flare up and become a bigger problem, and what foods might help improve their condition. Unfortunately, the foods to steer clear of are some of the most popular menu items out there, from dairy to fried chicken. The problem, in most cases, is fat — put simply, many gallbladder issues can be tied to difficulty properly processing the fat in many Americans’ favorite foods. So, what foods are considered good for the gallbladder and which ones should we avoid in the future?
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1. Lots of Fruits and Vegetables
We should all be eating lots of fruits and vegetables to ensure good health, but just in case you needed another reminder, these foods are incredibly important for our gallbladder health. In fact, Healthline notes that eating lots of fruits and veggies is one of the best ways to improve and protect the gallbladder’s health. This is because most fruits and vegetables contains lots of nutrients and fiber, both of which are essential to this organ.
Be sure to eat a wide variety of these foods so that you get as many different nutrients as possible, says Medical News Today. Some of the best options are fruits like oranges because they are also high in vitamin C and avocados due to their potassium and healthy fat content, says Reader’s Digest. When it comes to vegetables, there are plenty to choose from. Some of the best options are beets, dark leafy greens, bitter greens like okra, endives, broccoli rabe, and bitter artichokes.