10 Healthy Foods For Your Gallbladder


If you’d like to improve the health of your gallbladder, you’re probably not surprised to find that one of our first recommendations is to make some dietary changes.  Modifying the foods you eat may be all you need to save your gallbladder from the surgical knife.  From a gallbladder health perspective, there are foods that heal and food that cause harm.  


Of course, if you’re pregnant, please consult with your doctor before making any dietary or supplemental changes.


Food choices and references vary so widely that it is never “one choice fits all.”  So, please experiment with these food suggestions based on your own taste preferences, lifestyle, and common sense.  In addition, because there are so many ways to prepare and eat the foods suggested below, we recommend that you search for recipes to find the best ways for you personally. 


Here is a list of 10 super foods that promote good health for the gallbladder:


1.

Apple Juice, Unfiltered, 1/2 cup first thing in AM and last thing at PM


Malic acid thins bile and increases bile flow. Caution: If you have diabetes, or yeast / Candida overgrowth substitute unsweetened cranberry juice for the apple juice.  See cranberry juice below.



2.


Apples

 

Malic acid thins bile and increases bile flow.  Pectin removes cholesterol and can soften gallstones.




3.  

Artichoke Leaves


Caffeylquinic acid found in artichoke leaves promotes bile  flow. 




4.  




Beets

Betaine supports the liver detoxification, and thins the bile. Contains pectin, which reduces cholesterol and can soften gallstones.







5.  


Beet Greens, Steamed


Oxalic acid benefits the liver, moistens the intestines and improves the bile flow.






6.

Carrot Juice: 2-3 ounces daily before lunch


High fiber promotes bowel elimination; high vitamin A content is also anti-inflammatory  and heals the digestive tract. Carrots can also be useful for dissolving stones. Pectin removes cholesterol and softens gallstones.



7. 




Cranberry Juice, Unsweetened (Can also substitute cranberry tablets)

Malic acid thins bile and increases bile flow.










8.




Pears


Good for reducing gallbladder inflammation.





9.



Radishes


Sulfur compounds break down fats and  stimulate bile production and flow of bile.






10.


Sauerkraut and it’s juice, 1 tablespoon per meal increasing to 1/4 cup


Raw, salt free sauerkraut products improve the digestion of fats, promoting bile output.



Our recommendation: 

Experiment with these health-promoting foods and notice if or how your digestive health improves. Keeping your gallbladder healthy, might just allow you to keep your gallbladder.


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