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Food suggestions for gall bladder issues?

We think hubby might be having problems with his gall bladder and the doctor suggested foods that are not fatty or spicy. I'm not really sure of what works well for this. Any suggestions?

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Asked by scout_mom at 8:43 AM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Health

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  • Be sure that you do not eat fat, greasy foods and/or spicy foods to maintain good gall badder health.

    Answer by LindaJacobs at 8:45 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • Eat baked instead of fried versions of foods (eg...baked chicken, baked fish, baked potatoes instead of fried chicken, fried fish or french fries, etc.). Lean cuts of meats are better than higher fat cuts or processed meats & eating less meat is easier on you, too. Low-fat dairy is better than full or high-fat dairy (so avoid the ice cream). Some veggies, like onions, cabbage, cauliflower and legumes are harder to digest, therefore can aggravate gall bladder symptoms. Alcohol, citrus & pop/soda can also aggravate gall bladder symptoms.

    The stuff that is good to eat when you have gall bladder issues is lean meats, poultry & fish, fresh fruits & veggies (except those noted above), whole grains & low-fat dairy.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 8:52 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • In addition to the food suggestions above, organic unfiltered apple juice (the kind with "floaties") can help to ease symptoms. Another thing that really helps is to do a gallbladder and liver cleanse. You can google it or buy a kit at any health food store.

    Answer by misses_nick at 9:26 AM on Jan. 26, 2011


    Answer by givitup at 6:59 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • No nuts unless y ou want pain. Can be sure it is gall bladder by eating cashew chicken. But pain is pretty severe. So avoid all nuts. Avoid fatty foods. Some feel that apple cider vinegar can break up gallstones, just a tablespoon or so a day. Check with the doctor and if you can't remember, call the office and ask for the nurse. She should be able to fill you in or check with doctor and get back to you on the food issues. Could google gall bladder and see what comes up as well.

    I went ot a chinese place andhad Cashew Chicken and knew I had to have surgery. Laproscopic and not too bad at all.

    Answer by Sweet_Carol_126 at 4:07 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

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