Turns out the #1 thing, in fact, the only thing I need to avoid to protect my gallbladder is trans-fat.
You've heard about that. My nutritionist told me to stay away from it about a year before the government scientist people started talking about it. It's helpful that they are against it, though, because now it's easier to find food that doesn't have it.
The scientist people are against it because it increases LDL cholesterol. The thing is, it's just not recognized by the liver as a food. Regular food oil is taken and the chemical structure is changed by adding hydrogen molecules in order to turn the liquid into a solid. That's what shortening is. And margarine. blech.
So with this new chemical structure the liver just does the best it can to metabolize it, but it really doesn't know how. The liver is the place where cholesterol is produced. It is also the place where bile is produced and that's the stuff that flows through the gallbladder.
Makes sense, huh?
So now I can have fat, as long as it is God-made-for-eating fat. I have to ask a lot of questions when I eat out, but that's ok.
So, do some research and see what you think.
Next time I'll talk about a book that does a great job of explaining the liver/weight connection.