Getting the Gall to Lose Weight
Take your gallbladder, for example. This small organ stores bile from your liver and releases it into your small intestine after you’ve eaten in order to emulsify lipids (i.e. break down fats) and ease the digestion process. Bile is a very necessary aspect of staying healthy, because without that ability to deconstruct bad fats, your body ultimately absorbs them. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your gallbladder (and your liver) healthy! The best way to do this is to exercise regularly, and monitor your diet; consume less high-cholesterol foods, and more fresh foods that are high in fiber like: broccoli, leafy greens, apples, asparagus, berries, and legumes, just to name a few.
Watching what you eat and exercising are preventative actions that you can always take. It’s never too late to start caring for yourself! Avoid crash diets, or diets that are very low in calories. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases states that rapid weight loss puts a strain on your body, and also has been shown to be overall less effective than gradual weight loss. Perform a gallbladder/liver flush. This can help you get any potential gallstones out of your system. If you are interested, feel free to check out these instructions, written by Super Good Stuff’s founder, Keith Morey.