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This Is The Diet You Should Follow To Keep Your Gall Bladder Healthy

Gall bladder helps in storing bile, which eases the digestion of fats. Read more to know how your diet can influence your gall bladder's health.

This Is The Diet You Should Follow To Keep Your Gall Bladder Healthy

High fat foods can adversely affect your gall bladder's health

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Green veggies like broccoli are beneficial for your gall bladder
  2. Eat citric fruits like oranges for a healthy gall bladder
  3. Nuts like walnuts and almonds can help in preventing gallstones

The human body is a complex mechanism. It's a great example of organic solidarity. Each organ functions differently as a part of normal human functioning. One organ in trouble can affect the others. An important organ we would like to talk about today is your Gall Bladder. The gall bladder is a small organ located below the liver. It is a storehouse for the bile juice produced by liver. This bile juice helps in digestion of food (mainly fats). Sometimes, due to various reasons, the gall bladder might not function properly. One of them is formation of gall stones.

Gall stones are small stones of cholesterol and calcium which blocks the tube that drain the gallbladder. This leads to inflammation of the gall bladder.


Symptoms of gall bladder stone include:

  1. Sudden intense pain on the right side of your abdomen.
  2. Pain in right shoulder
  3. Back pain between shoulder blades
  4. Vomiting or nausea

Also read: Gallstone Diet: 6 Easy Foods That Prevent Gallstones

It's important to maintain optimal gall bladder health. Your lifestyle plays a crucial role, when it comes to maintaining good gall bladder health. The food you eat can affect your gall bladder.

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A healthy lifestyle is crucial for good gall bladder health
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Let's look at some food which can be beneficial for your gall bladder:

  • Bell peppers
  • Citric fruits like orange
  • Green vegetables like broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Low-fat dairy (Double toned milk)
  • Beans like kidney beans
  • Nuts like walnuts, almonds
  • Tofu
  • Lentils

You should also avoid the following foods, to maintain a healthy gallbladder's:

Also read: Here's The Best Diet Plan To Follow Post Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Similarly, after a gallbladder removal surgery, people are recommended to avoid the following from their diet:

  • Fried, greasy food
  • Foods with more than 3gms of fat
  • Cream sauces/gravies
  • Full fat dairy (like full cream milk)

Although gall bladder might be a small organ, but it does play a crucial role in our body. It works alongside your liver for better digestion, hence it's important to maintain its health.

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

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