Is Gallbladder Pain Relief Just A Diet Change Away?
Do you ever wonder why it’s so hard for most people to stop eating fried food? If you’re concerned about your weight, heart health or gallbladder pain relief, you may be trying to reduce fried food in your diet. Fried foods give us a sensory and taste experience that’s easy to get hooked on, but if you have a sluggish gallbladder or gallstones, eating high fat and fried foods can cause you to double over with the severe pain of a gallbladder attack, a couple hours later.
Many people first visit their doctor to talk about gallbladder treatment after an attack. Unfortunately, if they are told that surgery is their only option, they may feel there is nothing they can do at home to restore healthy gallbladder function. In most cases that’s not true. You can certainly boost both liver and gallbladder function while improving overall health if you change your diet for the better.
Here we will offer a few tips about where to start naturally eating your way to gallbladder pain relief.
For many North Americans, fried foods from French fries to chicken are commonly consumed every day, but a large amount of the unhealthy types of fats are absorbed with these foods. Our bodies need good fats for health, and the gallbladder regularly contracts when healthy fats in the diet stimulate it, however, hydrogenated, trans fats and saturated fats found in fried food are very bad for health.
They’ve been linked to everything from cancer to heart disease and yes, gallbladder attacks. Because consuming fat triggers gallbladder contraction, if the gallbladder is irritated, sluggish or filled with stones, the heavy, difficult work of digesting excessive processed and fried food causes painful contracting, spasms and pain.
Is There Anything Healthy You Can Fry Your Food With?
Some delicate, nutritious oils should never be heated, otherwise they lose their health benefits and become toxic. These include: Flax oil and hemp oil.
Oils which are considered safe to cook with in small amounts are cold pressed olive oil up to 375-410 degrees, coconut oil up to 350 degrees and avocado oil up to 520 degrees. Therefore, if you must fry food, use these oils in minimal amounts. Better than this for health is baking low-fat foods so that they don’t absorb extra fat to upset your gallbladder.
Try baking French fries, sweet potato fries and other vegetables. Air fryers or no-fat fryers keep food constantly in motion and create the same, crispy effect. These are a good investment for your kitchen if you want crispy foods that won’t cause you pain after you eat.
Air fryers are convenient to use, less messy, less dangerous and clean up quickly. Finally, you can get rid of the guilt you have from eating the high-fat fried food you love, but still love your food.
Try changing your diet to remove food fried in unhealthy, oil and get gallbladder pain relief soon after. Eating less protein foods and acid forming foods will also aid in minimizing the likelihood of a gallbladder attack. Dietary changes should always be included in any gallbladder treatment protocol.