Chocolate and other food high in fat can cause inflammation of the gallbladder in certain people, according to the website Netdoctor.co.uk. Research published in 1990 in the “Archives of Internal Medicine” found that women with gallbladder disease were more likely to eat unhealthy foods, like cereals, potatoes, meats, fats and oils.
9. Creamy Soups and Sauces. Ordering a bowl of creamy tomato basil might be a tasty and healthy start to a meal, but cream soups and sauces will only trigger gallbladder symptoms. If you to enjoy a simple cup of chicken noodle soup, you can, but just try to avoid any soup or sauce that is made with high-fat dairy products and meats.
Health-wise, it’s no olive oil, but it does boast a punch of Vitamin D, which no other fat except butter can claim (and it contains a lot more Vitamin D than butter). Lard contains about 40 percent saturated fat as opposed to butter’s 60 percent, and 45 percent monounsaturated fat.
There is no one single fruit or vegetable that you should eat more of to maintain gallbladder health. Eat a wide variety of color and be sure to get your recommended servings: 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables, for the best gallbladder health.
Sometimes you can pass gallstones without even noticing. If you’re in pain, your doctor will likely recommend surgery. In rare cases, medication may be used. If you’re at high risk for surgery complications, a drainage tube may be placed into the gallbladder through the skin. Your surgery may be postponed until your risk is lowered by treating your other medical conditions.
Starchy foods include bread, pasta, rice, couscous, potatoes, breakfast cereals, oats and other grains like rye and barley. Although these starchy foods are often referred to as 'carbs', this is a little misleading as carbohydrates include both starch and sugars, as well as fibre.
Eliminate all food that may contain milk and milk by-products. The Cleveland Clinic identifies whey, curds, butter, cream, cheeses, yogurt, buttermilk, milk solids, dry milk, sour cream, cream, ice cream, nougat, malted milk, white sauces, chocolate, candies, creamed foods and margarines as milk-containing products.
The term whole grain refers to a variety of grains, including wheat, corn, rice, oats and rye, which are still in their natural form. Whole grains have a bran, germ and endosperm. To be considered a whole grain, the entire grain must still be intact and not just the endosperm, as is the case in refined grains.