Are There Foods I Should Avoid if I Have Gallstones?

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In fact, there are foods you'd better avoid eating. The right diet can help you feel better and can even prevent the formation of gallstones. Foods you should avoid include: Eggs. Eggs have high levels of cholesterol and are a high-allergen food. As a result, they are likely to cause gallbladder irritation. Fried foods. Fried foods are usually high in saturated fat, which may make the pain and discomfort caused by gallstones worse. Dairy. Dairy products have high levels of animal fat which is related to gallbladder complications.
Foods I need to avoid - I have gallbladder stones
The biggest problem foods for gallbladder stones diet are high-fat and processed ones. Products that are high in saturated fats include:

Butter, lard, ghee, oils, and spreads.
Whole milk, cream, and full-fat yogurts.
Full-fat cheese, such as Cheddar, Brie and Stilton.
Snacks, such as cakes, biscuits, pastries, crisps and nuts.
Puddings, such as pies, ice cream and custards.
Sauces and dressings, such as mayonnaise, creamy sauces.
Meats and processed meats, such as sausages, salami, corned beef, bacon, gammon, pork, lamb, beef mince, beefburgers, meat pies, and fish tinned in oil.
Unsaturated fats, mostly found in rapeseed and olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, should also be limited.

On the other hand, there are foods that are helpful with the condition, including:

Fruit and vegetables, such as apples, avocados, carrots, celery, coconut, cucumbers, lemons, pears, radishes, and tomatoes.
Foods rich in carbohydrates, such as bread, ice, cereals, pasta, potatoes, chapattis, and plantain.
Foods that contain much fiber, such as beans, pulses (edible seeds of plants in the legume family), oats, and wholegrain products.
Saw avocado on both list. Should or should not eat???
Avocado is good. Actually, I think there's study that proves taking unsaturated fat lowers the risk of gallstones. The study said in addition to keeping saturated fats to a minimum, eating a diet rich in unsaturated fats, which includes both polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats, may further lower men's risk of gallstones.

The biggest problem foods for gallbladder stones diet are high-fat and processed ones. Products that are high in saturated fats include:

  • Butter, lard, ghee, oils, and spreads.
  • Whole milk, cream, and full-fat yogurts.
  • Full-fat cheese, such as Cheddar, Brie and Stilton.
  • Snacks, such as cakes, biscuits, pastries, crisps and nuts.
  • Puddings, such as pies, ice cream and custards.
  • Sauces and dressings, such as mayonnaise, creamy sauces.
  • Meats and processed meats, such as sausages, salami, corned beef, bacon, gammon, pork, lamb, beef mince, beefburgers, meat pies, and fish tinned in oil.

Unsaturated fats, mostly found in rapeseed and olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, should also be limited.

On the other hand, there are foods that are helpful with the condition, including:

  • Fruit and vegetables, such as apples, avocados, carrots, celery, coconut, cucumbers, lemons, pears, radishes, and tomatoes.
  • Foods rich in carbohydrates, such as bread, ice, cereals, pasta, potatoes, chapattis, and plantain.
  • Foods that contain much fiber, such as beans, pulses (edible seeds of plants in the legume family), oats, and wholegrain products.
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