Hypercholesterolemia and GallStones Diet

By: Elna Botes van Schalkwyk

This is the advice my "Dietary Bible" offers for patients with hypercholesterolemia and gallstones:

  1. Dairy: Milk, yogurt, nonfatcheeses.
  2. Egg: No more than 2 times a week.
  3. Meat: Preferably sea fish, skinless chicken and red meat without visible fat.
  4. Vegetables: boiled or preferably all juices and smoothies. Steamed, broiled, grilled. It is necessary to prevent loss of nutrients.
  5. Fruits: eaten cooked preferably in puree, chopped or grated peeled. Apple, pear, peach, banana, etc. They can also be consumed in juice or smoothies.
  6. Cereals: Incorporates cereals containing soluble fiber like oats. Avoid bran, whole seeds. If you fancy pass them by a mortar. Then stir into yogurt, soups, purees, etc.
  7. Vegetables: In place of meat. Should be thoroughly cooked to avoid a very strong stimulus on the gall bladder and cause colic.
  8. Oil: Just as a condiment, not fried. Do not eat butter or margarine.
  9. Beverages: Water without aerating, juices and fruit smoothies and fresh vegetables. No alcoholic beverages or carbonated.
  10. Infusions digestive herbs are very useful for both diseases. Within these may include chamomile, lemon verbena, lime, tea, celery, parsley, etc.
  11. Condiments: Sauces home, no consumption of mayonnaise, ketchup, etc. They are very useful herbs like oregano, parsley, cumin, tarragon, etc.
  12. Avoid fatty foods such as snacks, fast foods, the pastry doughs, and so on.

If you suffer from high cholesterol and gallstones, with this section of food as a guide will help you to know what you can eat and what foods you should restrict or eliminate.