Sunday, December 28, 2014
Gallbladder Diet - Dr. Axe
These foods can help reduce gallbladder distress and are easier for the body to digest. Try this gallbladder diet for fast relief from gallbladder distress.
High fiber foods – Aim for 30-40g of fiber per day which can help reduce the risk of gallstones.
Beets, artichoke, and dandelion greens – These vegetables help improve bile flow which break down fat.
Coconut oil – Coconut oil contains easiest form of fat for the body to digest which are MCFA’s. Still, don’t do more than 1 tbsp at a time.
Sprouted seeds – Sprouted flax, chia, hemp, and pumpkin seeds are easier to digest and can reduce inflammation. But only consume 1-2 tbsp of sprouted nuts and seeds at a time because you don’t want to over consume fat.
Raw food diet – People who eat a diet high in raw plants like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds tend to have lower occurrence of gallstones.
Lean Protein – Including lean sources of organic protein in a gallbladder diet can relieve stress. Consider chicken, turkey, grass-fed beef, bison wild caught fish and organic protein powder.
Gallbladder Problem Foods to Avoid
Fried foods and hydrogenated oils – These foods can worsen gallbladder problems.
Sugar and simple carbohydrates – Sugar can increase the likelihood the gallbladder will form a gallstone.
Foods you might be allergic too – Gallbladder problems are potentially related to food allergies.
Pork and conventional meats – Pork and conventional grain-fed animals are high in fats that increase inflammation.
Conventional dairy products – These foods are pro-inflammatory and can cause your body to produce more gallstones.
High fat foods – Any food high in fat including healthy vegetables oils like olive oil can cause issues as well as healthy fats like almond butter.
Top 5 Natural Gallbladder Remedies
#1 Lipase Enzymes (2 caps with meals)
The enzyme lipase helps improve fat digestion and the use of bile. Take 2 caps with meals.
#2 Bile Salts or Ox Bile (500-1000 mg with meals)
Bile salts and ox bile improve the breakdown of fats and can greatly improve gallbladder distress. Take 2 caps with meals.
#3 Milk Thistle (150 mg 2x daily)
Milk Thistle increases bile flow and aids the liver and gallbladder in detoxification.
#4 Turmeric (1,000mg daily)
Turmeric and its compound curcumin have anti-inflammatory properties and improves bile flow.
#5 Dandelion root (500 mg with meals)
Helps improve bile flow.