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The Most Dangerous Foods You’ve Been Giving Your Gallbladder and How to Save It

Eat Pears Pears have a high level of pectin that soften gallstones so they are easier to pass. Some people also find that eating pears relieve… Samantha Davis - October 14, 2022
Pears are full of pectin that softens gallstones. Blue Apron Blog.

Eat Pears

Pears have a high level of pectin that soften gallstones so they are easier to pass. Some people also find that eating pears relieve their pain when they are having an attack. They are also full of several types of antioxidants that fight inflammation and free radicals. This is important because an inflamed digestive tract means inflamed bile ducts where it’s easier for gallstones to form.

Baked pears are a sweet, healthy dessert. Running on Real Food.

Pears also have a lot of nutrients including 12% of your daily recommended Vitamin C intake and 18% of your DRV for copper. Copper is an important mineral that helps with red blood cell production and keeps your organs like your gallbladder working as they should. Additionally, it has healthy carbohydrates in its natural state and is a hydrating fruit that can provide your body with energy.

Fried and processed foods are hard for the body to digest. Pxhere.

Don’t Eat Fried or Processed Foods

Sometimes, eating processed foods seems like an easy shortcut after a long day. However, fast food, fried food, and processed food are high in ingredients that raise blood sugar levels, affect your hydration, and increase levels of bad cholesterol. Furthermore, most processed and prepared foods contain high levels of sodium that can cause swelling and damage heart health.

Unhealthy foods like these increase the risk of gallstones. Health Digest.

For people who already have gallbladder problems, avoiding processed foods is one of the best ways to avoid flare-ups. Most of the gallstones found in Americans come from eating a high-cholesterol diet. Since cholesterol is controllable by diet, one of the best lines of defense is avoiding unhealthy fats like trans fat found in common foods like fries, cakes, donuts, cookies, and crackers.

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