Your liver produces bile that helps you digest and absorb fat and fat-soluble vitamins. The gallbladder stores this bile and releases it into your intestine when you eat. Why is this important? If your gallbladder is not producing bile then your are more likely to experience some of these symptoms:
- trapped gas.
- bad-smelling gas.
- stomach cramps.
- erratic bowel movements.
- weight loss.
- pale-colored stools.
So i’ve got your attention now, GREAT! One of the easiest ways to increase a consistent production and release of bile is to focus on your diet and what you are putting into your body. Below are examples of foods you can incorporate into your diet to keep your gallbladder healthy and happy!
You know that fresh produce is good for your body. That includes your gallbladder. For starters, fruits and greens are overloaded with vitamins, including C and E. Both have been shown to help protect against gallstones. Fruit and veggies also are high in water and fiber, which can help you stay full. This can help you drop pounds. For the biggest benefit, eat lots of different produce.
Being overweight or obese raises your chances of getting gallstones. One study found that obesity makes you three times more likely to get gallstone disease. That’s because extra pounds can make your gallbladder larger and not work as well, and raise your cholesterol levels. That’s especially true if you carry your extra weight around your waist instead of in your hips and thighs.
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