Are Egg Whites Safe to Eat on a Gallbladder Diet?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 17, 2020 3:46:44 AM ET

Egg whites are considered safe to eat for problems related to the gallbladder, according to Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology. The gallbladder helps the body break down fat, explains WebMD, so a low-fat diet is recommended when the gallbladder is not functioning correctly.

Low-calorie dairy products and boiled or scrambled eggs prepared without added fats from butter or oil are part of a low-fat diet, according to charts prepared by Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology. Recipes that contain eggs along with other fats should be avoided. Egg whites or a low-fat egg substitute can be used for dessert recipes.

It is important to consult with a physician about establishing an appropriate diet for gallbladder disease or other gallbladder problems, notes WebMD.