Gallbladder Pain Relief: Two Superfoods To Prevent An Attack Before It Happens
Many people quickly book appointments with their primary care doctor as soon as they experience a gallbladder attack. Their doctor will be likely to suggest gallbladder removal surgery- known as cholecystectomy.
People are often pleased and relieved to learn about diet and lifestyle changes which can bring gallbladder pain relief and help prevent the development of gallstones or gallbladder inflammation. Though surgery may be necessary as a last resort in some cases, many people may prevent gallbladder pain before it starts by introducing some of the following superfoods as well as doing changes to their diet.
Jerusalem Artichoke, (Helianthus tuberosus) is also called sunchoke, earth apple, and top in an bour. It is a root vegetable or tuber, known for its sweet, nutty taste. This plant is actually related to sunflowers and daisies. Native to North America it grows well in temperate reasons and is highly adaptable. It should be no surprise that such a rugged and hearty vegetable brings multiple health benefits to those who eat it regularly.
The key minerals and vitamins in Jerusalem artichokes include:
- Vitamin B Complex
- Vitamin C
Jerusalem artichokes also contain inulin, which is a very beneficial dietary fiber that helps to protect the liver and regulate both cholesterol and blood sugar. Folk remedies for reducing inflammation, swelling and healing bone fractures have been made from the stalks and leaves. This part of the plant is also believed to have antibacterial and antifungal effects.
Some practitioners even believe that the plant has anticancer properties but what is certain is that it acts as a liver and bile support, healthy weight management and gallbladder friendly food. Gallbladder treatment with just one or two artichokes every other day is sufficient be used in conjunction with a gallbladder treatment. Some people find that excessive amounts will cause gas, bloating and abdominal pain.
If you are allergic to plants in the sunflower and daisy family, you should not consume Jerusalem Artichokes.
Another very gallbladder friendly vegetable to consume regularly for gallbladder pain relief is beets. These red superfoods are known to increase bile flow out from the liver which helps to flush away any sludge that may lead to gallstones.
Beets help the gallbladder by supplying bile to wash away small stones and crystals, and to digest the fat in your meals. Adequate bile for fat digestion means reduced indigestion symptoms and beets actually bind to the excess, waste material in bile to help clean up by-products from your system.
If you have a sluggish gallbladder that struggles to do its job of bile concentration and release, you’ll experience indigestion, slow digestion, abdominal pain after eating and even severe, painful gallbladder attacks due to small hard stones stuck in bile ducts. Try making some dietary adjustments to more gallbladder friendly foods and add these two superfoods for gallbladder pain relief.