I have however found other ways to satisfy my cocoa cravings without causing that horrible, intense gallbladder pain or inflaming my already torn descending aorta walls.
The basic principle behind these two chocolate delights is one of 'non-processed'. Actually both the unsweetened cocoa powder and nibs are processed but only minimally processed. And there is just on ingredient - cocoa, not a whole hoard of probably taste good but not healthy sugar, preservatives, flavorings and oils.
Though this is just one particular example of the fundamental philosophy behind the Gallblascular Diet, the premise is consistent with all food items.
I find it is generally OK, even healthy, to eat 'whole' foods.
Foods with less than two or three ingredients on their packaging or preferable foods with no packaging at all are best for our aorta and digestive system - and our entire body.
|Gallblascular Diet. Satisfy your chocolate urge without gallbladder pain or inflammation from candy bars by using unsweetened cocoa.|
|Gallblascular diet. Unsweetened cocoa powder contains only cocoa and is actually low in fat and carbs.|
Try dissolving a spoonful or two in warm non-fat milk or if you are a vegan like me in almond or cashew milk. If you can't tolerate the 'milks' then hot water works well too.
For a quick snack a small handful of cocoa nibs always quickly satisfies the chocolate urge.
|Gallblascular diet. Cocoa nibs are low in fat, contain only cocoa and are anti-inflammatory which is good for the aorta and digestive system.|