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Diet for gallbladder crisis: What foods to eat or avoid

The diet during a gallbladder crisis should consist of low-fat foods, reducing the consumption of fried foods and sausages, ingesting a greater amount of water. Following these recommendations helps to reduce the symptoms of the gallbladder crisis, which consist of abdominal pain and discomfort.

Feeding is a component of treatment during the bladder crisis but should not replace medical treatment prescribed by the physician, which may include the use of medications.

Foods to be consumed during the gallbladder crisis
Foods to be consumed during the gallbladder crisis

What to eat during a gallbladder crisis

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

  • Fruit, except coconut, avocado and acai berry;
  • Vegetables in general, especially cooked, as they facilitate digestion;
  • Whole grains, such as rice, pasta and whole wheat bread;
  • Milk and dairy products;
  • Lean meat, cooked or grilled, such as skinless chicken, fish and turkey;
  • Water and fruit juices.

In addition to food it is important to give preference to cooked and grilled foods when cooked because these are the ways of cooking that do not add any fat to the food.

What not to eat during a gallbladder crisis

Foods that should be avoided in a gallbladder crisis
Foods that should be avoided in a gallbladder crisis

The forbidden foods in a gallbladder crisis are fatty foods like:

  • Whole wheat milk, cottage cheese and whole yogurt,
  • Yellow cheeses like parmesan and standard mines;
  • Butter and any other animal fat;
  • Fatty meats like pork chops, sausage, duck or goose;
  • Offals such as liver, heart, kidney or gizzard;
  • Oilseeds such as walnuts, nuts, almonds, peanuts;
  • Fatty fish such as tuna, salmon and sardines;
  • Other: Chocolate, biscuits, puff pastry, broths, ready made sauces, mayonnaise;
  • Alcoholic beverages.

Those who has gallstones should consult a dietitian to individualize the diet and a gastroenterologist to recommend the best treatment to be followed.

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