You will find all kinds of information on gallstones online. From a diet for gallstones to home remedies and surgical options. This can all seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you are trying to find a way to handle the pain right now.
More than likely, you don’t want to be reading article after article trying to figure out what is safe for you and what is going to work. So we have decided to take it upon ourselves and put together a diet for gallstones that will work.
Of course, we understand that many websites claim they have the information you need. However, their information is sometimes outdated and inaccurate to say the least. We have put this list together after extensive research to prove and disprove many diet remedies. Here is what we concluded to help you with your diet for gallstones.
First and foremost, get your doctors approval before you change your diet in any way. Especially if you have existing medical conditions or dietary needs. Never attempt to treat yourself for any condition without your doctors approval. It is possible you can cause your other health conditions to worsen.
How many times have you heard how important it is to drink enough water? We all know that it is vital to achieving and maintaining optimal health, yet so many of us do not drink enough water.
If you are suffering from gallstones you should increase you the amount of water you drink daily. On average, you should drink between 10-12 8 ounce glasses of water a day. This will help your body break the gallstone down so it can be safely passed.
2. Limit if not eliminate the animal proteins from your diet.
3. Increase your vitamin C.
4. You can take vitamin supplements to increase your vitamin C or you can increase the foods you eat that are high in vitamin C.
5. Eat lower fat foods more frequently.
6. Cut the following out of your diet completely:
- all butter
- creamy curry sauces
- whole milk (instead drink low fat or skim milk)
- meats with a lot of fat (lamb, pork, duck)
- pasta sauce with cheese
- chips (fried)
If a particular meal does have some of the things you should avoid, be sure to eat it in moderation. No matter how good it tastes! Typically, gallstones begin giving a person problems after a fat filled meal. To avoid the problems and pain simply avoid the cause; fat.
You might have to further modify your diet for gout to meet the demands of your overall health. Talk to your doctor and together come up with a diet you can work with.