What can I eat with gallstones



When there is pain in the gallbladder that is generated by the presence of stones, biliary sludge or inflammation, it is important to take some care in the diet, avoiding the consumption of foods with high fat content, such as sausages, oils and fast foods.

The gallbladder is an organ that is responsible for releasing bile, a substance whose function is to mix with fats in the intestine so that they are absorbed, so when ingesting this type of food, this organ is stimulated and when it is inflamed or contains Stones can cause more pain and discomfort

Allowed foods

During a gallbladder crisis, you should eat foods rich in water and with little or no fat content, such as:
What can I eat with gallstones

Fruits such as apple, pear, peach, papaya, pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, tangerines, oranges, kiwi, fig, raspberry, cherry, blackberry, melon;

Vegetables in general, especially cooked, since they facilitate digestion;
Oatmeal and whole grains preferably like rice, pasta, bread;
Tubers like potato, yucca, squash, yam, sweet potato;
Milk and skimmed derivatives to tolerance, since in some people they may cause discomfort, in these cases vegetable drinks such as rice or oat milk, for example, can be used;

Cooked or grilled low-fat meats such as skinless chicken, fish, and turkey
Water, juices and fruit jams.
In addition to consuming these foods, it is important to cook them on the grill or steamed, because these are culinary preparations in which no fat is added to the food.

Foods to Avoid

Foods to avoid during a gallbladder crisis are those that have a high fat content such as:

Fruits like coconut, avocado and acai because they are rich in fat;
Whole milk and yogurts;
High-fat cheeses such as Parmesan, cheddar, blue cheese;
Butter and any other animal fat;
Fatty meats such as pork, beef, duck, bacon, or goose;
Sausages such as ham, salami, sausages, mortadella, serrano ham;
Viscera such as liver, heart, kidney or guts;

Oilseeds such as walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, cashew, peanuts;
Peanut butter , cashew or some other dried fruit;
Sunflower, corn, coconut, linseed, olive oils ;

Fatty fish such as tuna, salmon, salmon trout, and sardines;
Other foods such as chocolate, cookies, puff pastry, meat broth, ready sauces, and mayonnaise.
In addition to this, you should avoid the intake of frozen foods such as pizzas and lasagna, fast food and alcoholic beverages.
Also read:8 Foods that cause smelly gas

Example menu

The table below shows an example menu of 3 days that allows you to avoid stimulating the gallbladder and relieve pain:

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Main mealsDay 1Day 2Day 3
Breakfast2 slices of bread with scrambled egg + 1 glass of orange juice2 medium pancakes with fruit jam + 1/2 banana1 cup of coffee + 1 cup of oatmeal atol with chopped fruits
Morning snack1 cup of gelatin1 glass of watermelon juice1 cup of gelatin
Lunch dinner1 grilled chicken fillet accompanied by 4 tablespoons of rice + 1 cup of cooked vegetables such as carrots and green beans garnished with a few drops of lemon + 1 apple1 fish fillet with natural sweet potato puree + lettuce, tomato and onion salad, garnished with a little balsamic vinegar + 2 pineapple wheelsGrated zucchini pasta with ground chicken meat in natural tomato sauce + 1 cup of strawberries
Afternoon snack1 cup of melon, chopped1 cup healthy microwave popcorn without oil1 baked apple chopped with a pinch of cinnamon

The amounts included in the menu vary according to age, sex, physical activity and if you have any other associated disease or not, so the ideal is to go to a nutritionist for a complete evaluation and develop a nutritional plan appropriate to your needs.

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