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6 Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Gut & Gallbladder

fruits and vegetables representing calories and micronutrients

Gallbladder problems are common in adults — predominantly women. In fact, cholecystectomies — a procedure to remove the gallbladder — is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. Of course, focusing on diet and gut health can prevent the need for surgery and aid digestion. Here are six nutrition tips to improve your gut microbiome and gallbladder. 1.   Eat a Nutritious Diet Fatty, oily and sugary foods can aggravate your gallbladder, causing the bile to harden into gallstones. Considering women are twice as likely as men to develop gallstones — too much estrogen can increase cholesterol levels — eating a nutritious diet is crucial for a healthy gut and gallbladder. Research suggests plant-based diets may be most conducive to lowering your…

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