What to eat if you have no gall­blad­der

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ef­fi­ciently. Some peo­ple ex­pe­ri­ence con­sti­pa­tion af­ter their gall­blad­der has been re­moved. En­sur­ing ad­e­quate hy­dra­tion, move­ment and a diet rich in fi­bre can as­sist with this. Sol­u­ble fi­bre can be par­tic­u­larly help­ful. Good food sources in­clude ber­ries, legumes and oats.

Given that your gall­blad­der was re­moved some time ago, there is no spe­cial diet you need to fol­low so I en­cour­age you to be guided by your symp­toms (if you ex­pe­ri­ence any) and what feels

Bit­ter foods and herbs can help to stim­u­late bile pro­duc­tion, so these can be highly ben­e­fi­cial. How­ever, bit­ter­ness is not a flavour many peo­ple seek out. Some ex­am­ples in­clude green leafy veg­eta­bles and roasted dan­de­lion root tea. Globe ar­ti­choke and St Mary’s this­tle are two medic­i­nal herbs that can be highly ben­e­fi­cial to ef­fi­cient bile pro­duc­tion, and a med­i­cal herbal­ist can ad­vise you whether these would be suit­able for you per­son­ally if this ap­peals.

Dr Libby is a nu­tri­tional bio­chemist, best-sell­ing au­thor and speaker. The ad­vice con­tained in this col­umn is not in­tended to be a sub­sti­tute for di­rect, per­son­alised ad­vice from a health pro­fes­sional. To­day’s ar­ti­cle will bemy last col­umn. It has been a joy to share in­for­ma­tion about the role of food and stress in your body and on your health over the last two years, and I hope you have found the in­for­ma­tion use­ful. I wish you much health and hap­pi­ness for the fu­ture. -

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Take care of your liver by amp­ing up your in­take of veg­eta­bles.

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