There is a way to make life after gallbladder surgery a more positive experience. Making a healthy diet a priority can help to support the liver to function properly and help to prevent the formation of more bile stones. What does a healthy gallbladder diet involve? A reduction or elimination of processed, fried, and fatty foods and a full embrace of cleansing foods.
Hydrogenated fats, which are found in many packaged products are a major problem for the liver. Saturated fat is also difficult for the body to digest without the help of the gallbladder. Stay away from meats, eggs, gluten, margarine, dairy, spicy foods, alcohol, black tea, coffee, carbonated beverages, citrus, beans, and some vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, broccoli, and brussel sprouts).
Foods that will support the body after surgery include:
- Sweet potatoes
- Cold water fish
- Flax seed oil
- Hemp seed oil
- Olive Oil
Focus on fiber, especially from fruits and vegetables, healthy unsaturated fats from fish, avocados, and nutritional oils, and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable juices and purified water. As you give your body time to purify and tone the liver with beneficial foods, over time you may be able to handle poultry, dairy, beans and other foods. Going back to a diet that is high in saturated fat or processed foods is not a good idea.