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What You Need to Know About a Gallstones Diet

Foods to Eat in a Gallstones Diet

Lean Protein

Protein plays an important role in the growth and repair of body tissues. Although dairy products and red meat are rich in this nutrient, they are also rich in fat. These foods are also high in added salt. Consuming too much fat and salt would put more stress on the gallbladder and worsen symptoms of gallstones. Therefore, it is better to choose low-fat and lean protein. These include fish, poultry like chicken or turkey, seeds, nuts, zero-fat dairy products, soy products, lentils, beans, and other legumes. It is better to go for fresh versions without added salt or sugar. A recent study has found an association between a high intake of plant-based protein and a reduced risk of gallstones. [2]