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Fight Gallstone Pain! What to eat & What to avoid

February 7, 2012

Mia The Diva

 

The Gallbladder is what helps us digest our food.

When we eat food the gallbladder basically shoots out an acid like substance to break the food down when being digested called bile.

Problem: 

Trouble happens when there is not enough acid that gets shot out to help you digest food. This can be painful and keep a diva down! 

Solution: 

Fiber instead of Fat – A high fiber diet can help reduce the risk of gallstones by helping to control a diva’s weight.

Being overweight is a well known risk for gallbladder disease.

 

Starbucks!  If you can’t get rollin’ until you’ve had a second cup of coffee you may be protecting yourself from the pain of gallstones.

There was a study done that found our men who drank 3 cups of coffee a day were 40% less likely to develop painful stones from those who didn’t drink cofee.

Unfortunantly these results did not protect against gallstones, however it did reduce the symptoms in women who already had them.

So in a nut shell coffee may relieve the symptoms of gallstones but not of the gallstone themselves.

 

Vitamin C – Eat foods high in vitamin C like citrus fruits sweet red peppers, green peppers, strawberries and cantaloupe.

Scientist think that divas may be more likely to develop gallstones because of estrogen increased the amount of cholesterol in the bile

Most gallstones are made of excess cholesterol – vitamin C may protect women because it helps convert cholesterol into bile acids.

 

Be Fabulous!

Mia The Diva

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