Gallstones are stones that can be tiny or large that are formed inside our gallbladder. They can be as tiny as grain or as large as a tennis ball. The Gallbladder is a small pouch-shaped organ that resides just under your liver. Its primary function is to store bile, which is a fluid that your liver produces to break down fatty foods that you eat.


  • Fatty Meat: You can always choose red meat with less fat or lean meat like chicken or turkey with no skin on it. The skin has more fat and they should be avoided if you have a gallstone. Try not to fry your meat; instead, boil, bake, or grill your meat. Try to avoid processed meat like hot dogs, cold cuts, fish sticks, sausages, and canned meats (not including fish) which contribute to gallstones.

  • High Fat Dairy: If you love having milk, cheese, curd, yogurt, or any dairy products, you don’t need to cut them out when you have gallstones. Instead, use low-fat dairy products; low-fat milk, yogurt, cream cheese, and sour cream are options when you’re grocery shopping. You just have to be smart in choosing your eateries.

  • White Flour Product: White bread, white pasta, and all-white flour products are not rich in fibers. So use whole grain products. Have oats for breakfast and use brown rice, multigrain bread, and pasta for a rich fibrous diet. Refrain the use of processed carbohydrates as they increase the level of insulin, which increases the cholesterol levels in your body.

  • Soft Drinks: Sugar and carbonation in soft drinks hamper the normal function of the gallbladder. Water is your best beverage option for its many health benefits and because it detoxifies impurities that impact your gallbladder. Stay hydrated and drink enough water to clear the impurities. Go for juice instead of soft drinks. Or buy a dispenser that allows you to make your carbonated water and control the amount of sugar in your soda.

  • Sugary desserts: Most of the time, your dinner is incomplete without having a sugar-filled cake or any sweet sugary dessert. But you must know that these desserts have fat and calories that can harm your gallbladder. Instead, choose fruit and yogurt, non-dairy frozen desserts, fruit pies, or light cookies.