When treating gallbladder issues, diets that are high in fat and cholesterol but low in fiber need to be avoided, according to WebMD. Foods to avoid include fried foods, whole-milk dairy products such as cheese and ice cream, fatty red meats, and highly processed foods such as doughnuts and pies.
Low-calorie foods are also best avoided, suggests WebMD. Overweight individuals with gallbladder issues should gradually lose weight by following a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
Foods that promote gallbladder health include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains such as brown rice and whole-wheat bread, low-fat dairy products, and lean meats, poultry and fish. Research also indicates that drinking caffeinated coffee regularly decreases the risk of gallstones, states WebMD.