Get an understanding Of Gallbladder Diet post-surgery

Medpho Team April 28, 2023

After Surgery gallblader diet

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that is located beneath the liver, and it collects and stores bile. A healthy gallbladder diet is one way to check the unwanted complications associated with gallstones.

Going for surgery is the last option to treat gallbladder stones, whereas diet and lifestyle changes can help resolute in case of initial symptoms. Moreover, working on a diet plan can help you prevent or reduce the likelihood of the gallstones returning.

In this blog, we will get to know about the diet you should prefer and avoid when you have a gall bladder stones along with a complete diet chart about how to go about after Gall bladder surgery.

Healthy diet for gall bladder stone patients

People following a healthy gallbladder diet has a much lower risk of gallbladder disease. Moreover, individuals who know which food to eat and which to avoid can reduce the risk of gallstone bladder stone reoccurrence.

Let's discuss some of the foods which may help check gallstones, including

Fruits and vegetables

You can incorporate different fruits and vegetables to improve your gallbladder's health. High-fibre food, Vitamin C, calcium, or Vitamin B is crucial for a healthy gallbladder.

It includes certain fruits and vegetables you can integrate into your diet, like citrus fruits, bell peppers, leafy greens, and tomatoes.

Dried fruit

1 tablespoon

Small fruit

2 plums 2 kiwis 1 cupful grapes, cherries, strawberries


1 dessert bowl

Complete fresh fruit

1 apple 1 pear 1 orange 1 banana 1 peach

Tinned fruit, fruit salad, stewed fruit

3-4 large tablespoons

Large fruit and vegetables

1 slice melon or pineapple ½ grapefruit, avocado or pepper

Fruit juice, smoothie

Fruit juice, smoothie

Vegetables:  cabbage, peas, carrots, swede, courgettes, broccoli, green beans

3 tablespoons


Fibre is understood to promote digestive health, help the food move through the gut, and lower bile production, lowering the risk of developing gallbladder disease.

Consuming a high fibre diet leads to lower output of biliary sludge for people who are losing weight rapidly. The foods exalted in fibre include fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains.

However, the biliary sludge may build up when people fast or lose weight, raising the risk of gallbladder disease. Fibre plays a crucial role in keeping the digestive system balanced and enabling toxins and old bile to move out of the body.

When there is insufficient fibre, there is a build-up of excessive toxins that can cause various signs, including bloating and constipation.

A woman should consume 25 grams of fibre per day, while men should aim for 38 grams, whereas those above 50 years should consume between 21 and 30 grams daily.

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Vitamin C-rich food 

Vitamin C-rich foods like oranges and berries are another excellent choice for a healthy gallbladder. Vitamin C is believed to have a preventative impact against gallstones, and adding a little extra vitamin C regularly to your diet can cut the risk of gallstones.

Low-fat diet for gallbladder

Doctors recommends a low-fat diet for gallbladder when you have trouble digesting or have gallstones. You are advised to reduce the amount of fat you eat by avoiding high-fat foods and selecting lower-fat options. It is always important to enjoy various nutritious foods from each food group.

Lowering fat can also help control gallstones. Low-fat dairy, including milk or cheese, can help decrease the fat in the diet. Milk alternatives, including almond, oat, or soy, can also be substituted for whole milk.

Lean protein

Red meat is a good protein source and is high in fat, which puts stress on the gallbladder. Food items like nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, and soy products, offer lean protein without the added fat.

Gallbladder Stone Food to Avoid

To prevent gallbladder stone from getting formed, you must first know what gallbladder stone food to avoid. It includes foods and drinks high in fat including butter, margarine, oils, mayonnaise, oily salad dressing, cakes, chocolate, ice cream, tarts, pies, pastries, and crisps.

Fat is the most high-calorie nutrition; therefore, such foods and drinks high in fat should be eaten in small quantities and only occasionally. Fat is a mixture of three main types of fats mainly saturated fats, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats.

However limiting saturated fats, is the key as it is more likely to increase the risk of a heart ailment.

Saturated fats are found in butter, dripping, suet, hard margarine, lard, coconut oil, palm oil and any foods made from these. This food may include biscuits, cakes, pastries or cooked using them.

Try avoiding food items like fatty meat and meat products such as burgers, sausages, pepperoni, cheese, hard cheese, and some cheese spreads.

Gallbladder Diet post-surgery

Day 1

After surgery 2-3 hours under observation

Dal soup

Bland khichdi

Day 2

Early Morning

Dal Water


Bland daliya (broccoli)


Tender coconut water


Khichdi (moong dal +rice)


Lemon water + roasted flax seeds


Boiled rice + dal

Day 3

Early Morning

3 almonds+ 1 walnut (soaked overnight)


Vegetable quiona+ 1 cup skimmed milk




1-2 chapati+ paneer bhurji+ cucumber


1 Tender coconut water


Boiled potato veg + 1-2 chapati

Post dinner

1 cup skimmed milk

Day 4

Early Morning

3 almonds+ 1 walnut (soaked overnight)


Skimmed milk daliya

(less sweet)


Fresh fruit juice


Boiled rice pulao (cauliflower+carrot+broccoli+potato) + curd + kheera


1 cup lemon water


1-2 vegetable + a bowl of ghiya


1 cup skimmed milk

Day 5

Early Morning

4-5 almonds+ 1 walnut (soaked overnight)


Vegetable upma


Vegetable soup


Multigrain chapatti + egg bhurji+ cucumber


Lemon Water


1-2 + masoor dal


1 cup skimmed milk

From Day 6 onwards, you can start with fibre rich diet. Add more seasonal fruits and vegetables to your diet chart. You can begin to consume fruit in your daily routine, including pears, strawberries, apples, bananas, pomegranates etc.

You can also add healthy fats like nuts and seeds like almonds, walnuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds. You can add good unsaturated fat like olive oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, soy oil and corn oil.


Eating gall bladder diet should include low fat diet and fibre intake that will probably reduce signs while waiting for the operation because the gallbladder is not getting stimulated to release bile into the small intestine.

Make sure to avoid any particular foods that trigger the onset of the pain. Avoid eating such food until you have removed your gallbladder; once you have the operation done, there is no need to worry.

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