This is the advice my "Dietary Bible" offers for patients with hypercholesterolemia and gallstones:
- Dairy: Milk, yogurt, nonfatcheeses.
- Egg: No more than 2 times a week.
- Meat: Preferably sea fish, skinless chicken and red meat without visible fat.
- Vegetables: boiled or preferably all juices and smoothies. Steamed, broiled, grilled. It is necessary to prevent loss of nutrients.
- Fruits: eaten cooked preferably in puree, chopped or grated peeled. Apple, pear, peach, banana, etc. They can also be consumed in juice or smoothies.
- 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.
- Vegetables: In place of meat. Should be thoroughly cooked to avoid a very strong stimulus on the gall bladder and cause colic.
- Oil: Just as a condiment, not fried. Do not eat butter or margarine.
- Beverages: Water without aerating, juices and fruit smoothies and fresh vegetables. No alcoholic beverages or carbonated.
- Infusions digestive herbs are very useful for both diseases. Within these may include chamomile, lemon verbena, lime, tea, celery, parsley, etc.
- Condiments: Sauces home, no consumption of mayonnaise, ketchup, etc. They are very useful herbs like oregano, parsley, cumin, tarragon, etc.
- 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.