Foods to Avoid When you Have Gallbladder Stones

Gallbladder Stones

Gallstones occur in the gallbladder obviously. These can vary in size from being the size of a sand particle to the size of a golf ball. The size matters a lot as the smaller ones can not harm you and can only cause irritation. However, the bigger ones can cause severe pain and can let you feel difficulty in sitting. This is because of the complete blockage of the duct caused by the stone. 

According to the top gastroenterologist in Karachi, not all of the gallstones are ones that can be prevented but there are certain foods that one can prevent from consuming and those can save the gallbladder from stone formation. There isn’t a proper diet that one needs to follow or a clear-cut plan but there are a few options that must be avoided in order to keep the gallbladder healthy. If you consume those food options it is a better option to prevent the gallstones from occurring before time. 

Fatty Fish 

There is a good number of fish that is recommended for people to consume when they have stones of any type. However, the type of fish that is fatty is never recommended by doctors. Fish like sardines and tuna are packed in oiled cans. These are the type of fish that needs to be avoided at all costs. 

Fresh fish which includes tuna, salmon, and trout are the ones that are very healthy for the stomach and overall gallbladder health. If you want to get a healthy amount of Omega-3 fatty acids without the added fat from the fish that is tined. 

Full Fat Dairy

If you are someone who enjoys a hot glass of full-fat milk and amuses from aking a good bowl of yogurt in the morning. Someone who likes to have cheese as a daily snack. Then don’t worry, I am here to tell you that the consumption of these options is although dangerous for gallbladder health but there are low-fat options that you can consume. 

There are low-fat options available when it comes to yogurt and milk also cheese is also present in low-fat form and if you can not get that then you should lower the amount of the cheese that you are consuming. There are other non-dairy desserts that you can consume if you don’t like the low-fat options.


If you want to save your bladder from great damage and stones then you need to cut down a little on the meats that you consume. I am not talking about all the eating options but only the fatty ones. Red meat is something that is allowed to consume but you need to be sure that it is lean meat that you are consuming otherwise it is deadly for the gallbladder. 

If you are seeing visible fat on the meat then you need to stay away from it. Chicken and turkey are two great options if you are confused about what to eat as lean meats. It is better if you don’t fry the meat that you are consuming, this way you can stay away from consuming the extra fat and oils that are equally damaging as the fatty meats. 

White Flour

All the stuff that you consume on a daily basis has white flour included in it one way or the other. The white bread, white rice, and white pasta that we consume are made up of white flour. If you want to reduce the risk of gallstones then you need to consume healthier options that include whole-grain flour-made stuff. 

The options that you can consume here include multigrain bread, brown rice, or multigrain pasta. Other options that you can eat are the oats that can be taken in the breakfast as they are equal to a whole meal. You can also add oats to the yogurt that you consume in the morning along with other nuts. 

Wrapping it up

Gall bladder stones can be very painful. In order to stay away from them, you need to keep a check on the food options that you consume, so that you can keep your gallbladder healthy. Avoid the foods that are bad and go for the ones that are suitable to take in daily food intake.

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About the Author: Peter Beaumont

Peter Beaumont is a senior reporter on Daily Mid Time Global Development desk. He has reported extensively from conflict zones including Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East and is the author of The Secret Life of War: Journeys Through Modern Conflict. Email: