The Federal Center for Nutrition in Germany said that healthy nutrition prevents gallstones. Where healthy nutrition reduces cholesterol, which raises the risk of gallstones.
The gallstones are formed in the gallbladder sac from cholesterol and other substances, and range in size from small (smaller than grains of sand) to large (larger than a golf ball).
Symptoms of gallstones
Symptoms of gallstones are pain in the middle of the abdomen just below the breastbone, pain in the upper right side of the abdomen, nausea and vomiting.
Bile stones may have serious consequences such as cholecystitis and hepatitis, and in the worst case, it may lead to gallbladder cancer.
Risk factors for gallstones
The risk factors leading to gallstones are:
- Liver diseases
- Adopting an unhealthy lifestyle by eating high-fat foods, high-cholesterol foods, and low-fiber foods, with little movement.
vegetables and fruits
For this purpose, the center recommended eating vegetables and fruits at a rate of 3 times a day, eating fish and meat at a rate of twice a week, and eating vegetarian meals at a rate of 3 times a week.
It is also better to eat whole grain bread or pasta. As for fats, olive oil or rapeseed oil should be preferred over ghee or butter. In addition, water should be drunk in sufficient quantities.