Have you ever considered how food and gallstones are related? You probably know that one cause of gallstones is the food you eat. Cholesterol stones are formed from high cholesterol foods and fattening foods.
A Gallstone Cure Using Your Diet
But have you considered that your body can also reverse the effects of a poor diet. In other words, you can actually begin you gallstone cure with eating the right foods and avoiding the bad foods. In this article you will learn about the importance of food and the fight against gallstones.
Dieting and Gallstones
Adjusting your diet is important to your overall health but also curing and controlling this disease. It is important to avoid any foods that you might be allergic to. If you think you may be lactose intolerant than you should avoid dairy.
And it is also important to stay away from high fattening and high cholesterol foods that cause toxin build up in the liver. You should avoid fried foods for at least a month. It is thought that the gallbladder reacts to allergenic foods by swelling up and restricting the flow of bile. This can also cause more problems.
You should avoid the following foods until your stones pass naturally: eggs, pork, onions, fowl, milk, citrus, corn beans and nuts.
On the other hand, you should also add some important foods to your diet to begin your gallbladder cleanse and flush. This is possibly the most important part of any home treatment of this disease.
There are 2 main rules you should follow when planning for your future diet. You should always try to eat foods with plenty of fiber and you should also eat enough fruits and vegetables to get ample amounts of vitamin C.
Fiber is important because it is a natural flusher. Fiber will flush a lot of the junk that gets built up in many of the organs (liver, colon and gallbladder). You should look at labels to find a dietary fiber content of at least 3 grams. Bran is also a great source of fiber and you can eat this daily with cereal.
You should also be getting plenty of fruits and vegetables because of the fiber content and vitamin C content. Obviously, fiber will help flush the stones. But vitamin C can be useful by converting the cholesterol to harmless bile. This is important considering that most stones in the gallbladder are composed of cholesterol.
Here is a list of helpful foods: alfalfa, apples, artichokes, barley, broccoli, carrots, celery, grapefruit, lemons, oats, olive oil, radishes, spinach, watermelon and asparagus.