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March

Juicing for Gallstones

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Gallstones are quite common, with an estimated 25 million Americans affected. The vast majority of those stones are made up of cholesterol, which happens when your liver excretes more than your bile can handle. This is typically a result of a high-fat diet. Help your body help itself by juicing for gallstones. This not only increases your fresh fruit and veggie intake, but it also supplies important vitamins and minerals associated with a healthy gallbladder.

What’s In This Article

Juicing for gallstones is a great way to support your gallbladder health.

Gallstone Causes and Symptoms

Gallstones are rather common among Americans, affecting nearly 25 million people (1). These hardened bile deposits are thought to be caused by a couple of things, primarily related to diet and lifestyle. This digestive fluid is produced in the liver and then stored in the gallbladder, which then deposits it into the small intestines during digestion.

Give this article a read to learn gallstone causes and symptoms.

While doctors aren’t completely sure, they think gallstone causes are (2):

  • Elevated Bile Cholesterol Levels – when the liver discharges more cholesterol than the bile can dissolve
  • Elevated Bilirubin Levels – bilirubin is produced when the body breaks down red blood cells, and an excess can result from conditions like liver cirrhosis
  • Incomplete Gallbladder Emptying – results in concentrated bile

Gallstone Risk Factors

Gallstones can develop in anyone, including kids, but is more common in those over 40. Slow growing, they can take up to 20 years to develop to a size that causes bile duct obstruction (3). Gallstone risk factors are directly linked to a person’s diet and lifestyle, with some less common ones being certain preexisting medical conditions and genetic background.

Gallstone risk factors involve diet, lifestyle, medical conditions, and genetic background.
  • High Triglycerides or Low HDL Cholesterol
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Being of Mexican or Native American Decent
  • Obesity or Rapid Weight Loss
  • Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
  • Being Female Assigned at Birth
  • Conditions where red blood cells are broken down continuously, like Sickle Cell Anemia

How to Get Rid of Gallstones Naturally

If you’re looking to get rid of gallstones naturally, look to the power of juice to help you out! Research suggests that fresh fruits and vegetables are great for your gallbladder (3). Fresh juice takes their nutrients and concentrates them in a super-hydrating form that can help you clear out those stones!

Mint may be one way to get rid of gallstones naturally.

Mint contains menthol, a termine that is thought to help dissolve gallstones by increasing bile acid while reducing cholesterol levels in the bile.

Cucumbers and apples are an excellent source of activated (nutrient-rich) water that helps flush the gallbladder, keeping bile from building up.

Juicing is one way to get rid of gallstones naturally.

Limes contain vitamin C which is thought to help break up gallstones by stimulating the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids.

The Best Kuvings Juicer

Kuvings REVO830 Juicer makes juicing for gallstones quick and easy!

I made the Double Fresh using the Kuvings REVO830, the best Kuvings juicer for this recipe. Make delicious juice FAST and a whole lot more!

    • Minimal Chopping
    • Dual-Feed Produce Hopper
    • Makes Smoothies, Nice Cream, and Nut Milk
    • Super Quiet Operation
    • Ability to Run Non-Stop for 45 Minutes
    • 15-Year Warranty
    • Can Clog on Pineapple and Soft Fruits
    • Doesn't Fit Under Some Cabinets
    • Requires Consistent Feeding
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  • Minimal Chopping
  • Dual-Feed Produce Hopper
  • Makes Smoothies, Nice Cream, and Nut Milk
  • Super Quiet Operation
  • Ability to Run Non-Stop for 45 Minutes
  • 15-Year Warranty
  • Can Clog on Pineapple and Soft Fruits
  • Doesn't Fit Under Some Cabinets
  • Requires Consistent Feeding

The Kuvings REVO830 is a super fast cold press juicer. Seasoned juicers know that cold press and fast typically don’t go together, but thanks to its dual-feed produce hopper the REVO830 does just that.

This ingenious design eliminates the need to chop most ingredients. One side handles long produce like carrots, cucumbers, celery, and greens while the other handles large items like apples, beets, and oranges. If it fits, put it in with no need to chop!

The REVO830 not only makes delicious juice fast. It also can do smoothies, sorbets, nut milk, and nice cream. It has a powerful upgraded motor that is super quiet and lets you run non-stop for up to 45 minutes.

This machine is backed by an amazing 15-year warranty. I definitely recommend the Kuvings REVO830 for any home juicer. It’s one of my go-to juicers, and I love it!

Here’s the Recipe!

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Juicing for gallstones helps break them up!

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  • Author: JuiceFeaster
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 48 fl oz 1x

Description

Help your body break up painful gallstones and keep your gallbladder happy with this delicious juice! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 Cucumbers
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Handful of Mint
  • 1 Lime

Instructions

  1. Rinse the cucumbers (peel only if waxed).
  2. Rinse the apples (coring optional).
  3. Rinse the mint and pat dry.
  4. Peel lime (optional)
  5. Run the ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!!!

Notes

I like using hothouse/English cucumbers because they’ve not been waxed, so can juice the peel. If you can get your hands on locally grown, unwaxed varieties of any sort definitely go with those.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Juicing for Health

More Juices for Digestion

Here are a few more juices for digestion that I think you, and your body, will love!

Post a comment below if you try this recipe. We’d LOVE to hear from you!

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About the Author

Brett leads the Juicer Test Kitchen. Utilizing his 25 years in the juice production and formulation industry, he brings you expert information on the wide world of juicing. From hands-on juicer reviews, tasty juice recipes, and real-world insights, he helps you get the most out of your juicing experience.

Brett not only has a career background in the juice world, but he is also a lifelong juicing advocate who has personally transformed and maintained his health using the magical powers of juicing and raw living foods.

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