Foods Eat or not to Eat When You Have Gallstones

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Many as 20 million Americans have gallstones, most of them do not even know they have them. These are termed silent or painless gallstones. Gallstones form when substances in bile – mainly cholesterol – harden to form crystals. In some cases, gallstones can block the normal flow of bile and cause symptoms following a fatty meal. If you suspect that you are having a gallbladder attack and are in severe gallbladder pain, especially if you also have a fever, consult your doctor immediately or go straight to the emergency room. Diet may play a role in gallstones.

List of foods that are okay:
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Whole Grains
Lean Meat, Fish and Poultry
Low-fat Dairy Foods
Rice
Olive oil

List of foods that are NO okay:
Refined Carbohydrates
Sweeteners
Chocolate
Beverages
High-fat Foods
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
White Flour Foods
Overly Spiced and Salted foods
Too Fat Dairy Foods
Ice cream
Snacks

gallstone Foods Eat or not to Eat When You Have Gallstones

credit: Keith Roper

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