Popular Gallstones Prevention Tips

The best way to treat gall stones is to prevent them. You can prevent gallstones with increasing your fiber with any fruits and vegetables (water soluble fiber). The following is a list of recommended foods to eat: alfalfa, apples, artichokes, barley, beets, broccoli, carrots, celery, fennel, grapefruit, horseradish, lemons, mustard greens, olive oil radishes, spinach greens, water chestnuts, watermelon and garlic. However, most people are not vegetarians and love meat! If this is the case, we would recommend meats such as chicken, turkey and fish. These meats are very low in cholesterol but should be supplemented with fruits and vegetables (fiber). Finally, you should always drink 10-12 glasses of water per day if you suffer from gall stones. The water will aid with the flushing.

Eat regular, balanced meals

Research shows that eating regular meals that contain some fat (which causes the gallbladder to empty) can help prevent gallstones. Eat plenty of whole grains and fiber, and have regular servings of food that contain calcium (found in green, leafy vegetables and milk products). Limit saturated (animal) fat and foods high in cholesterol.

Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and tuna, have been proven to reduce cholesterol levels and are recommended to gallstone sufferers. Also, eating smaller meals more often as opposed to large meals is said to reduce gallstone production. Since the gallbaldder must contract after each meal to digest its fatty bile contents, gallstones will have little chance to form. Cholesterol and fat in bile cannot build-up if the stomach is not overly full. Some gallstones have been linked to iron deficiencies but care should be taken before implementing any type of vitamin supplementation.

Exercise regularly

Increased levels of physical exercise also may be an important way to reduce your risk of forming gallstones. One study has shown that women who exercised regularly decreased their risk of having to have the gallbladder removed. Exercising 2 to 3 hours per week reduced the women’s risk by 20%.

Maintain a healthy body weight. If you need to lose weight, experts recommend losing no more than 1/2 to 2 pounds a week

Foods to Avoid:

Foods that will cause gallstones typically are any foods that are from animal or animal-based foods. Here is a list of high risk foods to avoid: fast foods, oily foods, spicy foods, red meats, eggs, pork, onions, fowl, milk, corn, beans and nuts.

Supplemental bile salts and bile thinning agents as found in the gallbladder products. In particular I would suggest the Bile Salts, Phos Drops, the Lemon Tea Kit and Liver and Gallbladder Detox Tinctures.