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Eat Healthy Fats for a Healthy Gallbladder

If you know someone who has had their gallbladder removed and yet still has symptoms, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most common surgical procedures today – yet for many people it does not fix the problem.

Want to keep your gallbladder and avoid gallbladder symptoms and problems like gallstones? Choosing healthy fats is one way to protect yourself.

Essentail Fats

The phrase “essential” in this case doesn’t just mean important – there are two types of fat (Omega 3 and omega 6) that are called essential fatty acids because our bodies cannot manufacture them. They must be obtained from food.

Most people don’t have trouble getting omega 6 fats since they are in meat, eggs, peanuts and many vegetables oils.

Omega 3 oils are harder to get – these are found primarily in seafood like tuna, salmon, sardines and also in walnuts.

Don’t Like Seafood?

According to the Gallstone Prevention Checklist, eating monounsaturated fats helps to clear the gallbladder out, preventing the formation of gallstones. So what are monounsaturated fats and what foods have them?

Monounsaturated fats are healthy fats because of their unique chemical structure. They help keep cell membranes flexible and fluid, without the a high risk of oxidation. Olive oil is famous for its health benefits, and the monounsaturated fat content is largely responsible. Other good food sources include:

  • Avocado
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Hazelnuts
  • Olives

Next Steps

Functional Nutrition has a natural approach to improving gallbladder function using diet changes and supplements that are specific for each individual.  Identifying the right balance of digestive enzymes is a foundational piece of this effective method.

Dr. Marina Rose uses Chiropractic and Functional Nutrition to help people with gallbladder symptoms and other challenging and chronic health conditions in and around Palo Alto, CA.

Choosing healthy fats along with eating plenty of fiber, staying hydrated, and being physically active on a regular basis are all natural, effective strategies for preventing gallbladder symptoms.

If you’re looking for natural solutions to gallbladder symptoms, click here to take out Nutritional Profile Quiz.


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