If after eating fatty foods, you experience belly pain and/or nausea , you might have gall stones. If you want to avoid having gall stones (because it can further lead to colon cancer) you need to go on a gall stone diet.
Other symptoms of gall stone formation in your body are decreased appetite, severe pain by your left side, vomiting, low grade fever, abdominal distention, flatulence, elevated cholesterol level and taking deep breaths causes you pain.
PREVENT GALL STONES WITH THE RIGHT DIET
A gall stone diet should be taken because of many reasons. Gall stones are formed when one is overweight or when one starts to drastically loose weight rapidly. A gall stone diet is recommended when you have accumulated high cholesterol in your body. Galls stones are formed when one eats too much or when one has continuously fasted for eight hours straight or more.
A gall stone diet is also recommended when you’ve been getting a low calorie intake of 700 Kcal a day or lower. It is also advisable for people who have been on intravenous feed for more than two weeks. When one is experiencing chronic constipation, a gall stone diet can also work for them.
To start the gall stone diet always remember to avoid food with refined carbs. These are foods that you don’t want to eat when you’re on a gall stone diet, foods that contain sugar or white flour.
A major component of the gall stone diet is fiber and water. Not just any kind of fiber, but high quality fiber. Fiber and water is important in the gall stone diet especially when the patient have been experiencing constipation. Fiber and water helps make movement in your stomach move faster. Water is also important and should be taken in large amounts everyday. Water is also known to stimulate daily bowel movement.
A low fat diet is advisable to include in your gall stone diet. This means that your diet should be based on beans, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Also, remember to always check that the food you’re eating id indeed low-fat and not processed food that contains other fattening element or elements that may be bad for your gall stone diet.
Other points for the gall stone diet is to increase vegetable protein (soy products are the richest in vegetable protein), consume foods containing pectin (one of which is apple), eat food with cellulose (examples of these are celery and crisp fruits and vegetables), if you cannot eliminate then reduce saturated fat and animal meat intake and to remove drinks and foods containing white sugar, if not white sugar itself. It is also advised that patients add their intake of unrefined whole grains for their gall stone diet.
A high quality vegetable oil is also recommended for the gall stone diet.
Avoid high cholesterol food. Cholesterol can also cause gall stone formation in your gall bladder and thus should be avoided by those who are on the gall stone diet.
The most important of the gall stone diet is to eat the food stated above in small meals. You can eat these said food more than thrice a day but you have to eat them in small amounts. Rather than eating full meals for your breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is more advisable to eat little servings of food every now and then. This way, when you eat in small amounts you give your stomach time to fully digest the food that you’ve just intake. Thus, preventing constipation and gall stone formation.
And as any diet, do not forget to ask your doctor or nutritionist’s opinion before taking the gall stone diet.