Beets are highly recommended on the Gallbladder Diet Recipes list. Now beets probably aren't on most peoples favorite food list but they have numerous health benefits especially if juiced or eaten raw.
Well, beet is an excellent food for cleansing the gallbladder and liver. Slowed production and obstructed flow of bile can cause unbearable pain - ask me I know.
Beets contain a substance called betaine, which has been shown to support liver function and promote healthy bile flow. Bile is produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, and it helps with the digestion of fats. When the gallbladder is not functioning properly or there is a blockage in the bile duct, it can lead to gallbladder issues such as inflammation or the formation of gallstones.
Additionally, beets are high in fiber, which can help to promote regular bowel movements and prevent constipation, another factor that can contribute to gallbladder issues.
Beet salad eaten hourly during a gallbladder attack is said to improve gallbladder pain and the immediate symptoms. I think it's also a bit less dramatic than the traditional gallbladder flush using lemon juice, epson salts and olive oil.
Beets are high in soluble fiber, which can help to thin bile and keep it flowing as well as softening any gallstones. This enables the biliary sludge or stones to be more readily passed.. Bile is a fluid produced by the liver that is stored in the gallbladder and released into the small intestine to aid in the digestion of fats. When bile becomes too thick or too concentrated, it can form into gallstones, which can cause blockages and lead to pain or discomfort.
Soluble fiber can help to absorb water and increase the volume of bile, making it thinner and less likely to form gallstones. Additionally, beets contain betaine which has been shown to help protect liver cells and promote healthy liver function. Eating beets as part of a healthy diet may be beneficial for overall liver and gallbladder health.
Below is a recipe for "beet salad". You can also add this beet
salad to your regular salad. Pressed beet juice is also very good for
cleansing the liver and gallbladder.
Beet and Lemon Juice Recipe (Beetroot Recipe)
Grate the beet and mix with the lemon juice and flax oil. Do not peel the beet before preparation unless it's not organic. Try to only eat organic produce because the pesticides on non-organic fruit and vegetables cause extra burden to the already stressed liver.
Take one teaspoon of the beetroot salad mixture every hour throughout the day.
On day two and three make a fresh batch using ¼ of a large beet. Take one teaspoon of mixture 3 to 4 times a day or more.
Beet and Ginger Juice Recipe:
This juice is a great way to get the benefits of beets in a delicious and easy-to-digest form. Simply juice some beets, ginger, and your choice of citrus fruits (such as lemon or orange) for a refreshing and nutrient-packed drink.
Beet and Carrot Soup Recipe:
This warming soup is perfect for cold winter nights. Simply sauté some onions, garlic, and ginger, and then add in some chopped beets and carrots. Add in vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Once the beets and carrots are soft, puree them with a blender and season with salt and pepper.
Whether you are suffering from gallbladder disease or not, start consuming beets regularly. Juiced beets are great and you can add sliced raw beets to any salad. Cooked beets are also a fabulous side dish or main meal.
It's important to note that these are general recipes and it's best to check with your doctor or a dietitian if you have a gallbladder disease before making any significant changes to your diet.
Find some excellent Juicing Recipes here.
Information on Liver Cleansing