Did you know that Thanksgiving time is one of the most frequent times individuals have gallbladder attacks? Why? We tend to indulge with way too much food at one meal. Usually the individual already has gallstones but is unaware of them. Eating the large fatty turkey meal may be just enough to send you to the emergency room.
What can you do? Eat in moderation. Take smaller portions and avoid getting a second helping. Drink a full glass of water about 30 minutes before the meal. Eat slower so your brain will get the message that you are full sooner. Some foods that help you have a healthier gallbladder include non-citrus fruits, vegetables (except in the cabbage family), fish, flax and certain spices such as turmeric and garlic.
What ways do you avoid putting on the extra pounds at Thanksgiving? Do you have “tricks” that you do to avoid over-eating for the big Thanksgiving meal? Do you exercise before the big meal or afterwards?
Let’s all make a commitment to make wise choices this year.