What are the worst foods for the gallbladder? Find out which foods are prohibited – and not recommended – in the diet to take care of the health of the gallbladder.
As we mentioned in a previous article in which we talked about the main functions of the gallbladder, it is a small organ that is part of the digestive system, we find it located below the liver, and is mainly characterized by being a viscus between 5 to 7 centimeters in diameter, shaped very reminiscent of a pear, and which in turn is connected to the duodenum (small intestine) by the common bile duct.
Fundamentally, it acts as a storage for bile, a greenish-yellow liquid produced by the liver and which helps in the process of digestion and in the absorption of fats.
Although it is an important organ for our body, it is not essential, since if it is medically necessary it is possible to live without a gallbladder after its surgical removal. For this to be possible, it is necessary to follow a series of appropriate dietary habits.
Precisely when it comes to taking care of the gallbladder, it is very important to know what foods are not recommended:
- Products and “light” foods: unbalance the natural metabolism of our body.
- Meats: especially red meats, as they are richer in fat. Other products also stand out, such as charcuterie, sausages, pâtés, organ meats.
- Fish: blue fish.
- Vegetables and vegetables: cauliflower, cabbage, cabbage, onion and peppers, as they cause gas and flatulence.
- Fruits: especially raw, acidic fruits (such as lemon or oranges), and candied fruits.
- Drinks: normal or decaffeinated coffee, teas that are too strong or loaded, drinks with caffeine or guarana, carbonated and with alcohol.
On the contrary, it is recommended to consume foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables in general (except those indicated above), green leafy salads dressed with olive oil and vinegar, whole grain bread and cereals, low-fat dairy, lean meats, and above all drink a lot of water.