Hemorrhoids Diet: The Best Foods To Eat

By Ai Qin

Hemorrhoids have several causes, but the most common are being overweight and having constipation. This hemorrhoids diet will help all three problems.

Constipation can be a symptom and a cause of hemorrhoids. Straining when you go to the toilet can cause the hemorrhoids and certainly makes them worse. The dry, hard stool that accompanies constipation is also an irritant to your hemorrhoids.

Dietary fiber is the substance in food that keeps our intestinal tract clean, healthy and working properly. It helps to keep the bulky mass of indigestible food moving steadily through your intestines, maintaining moisture. Sluggish intestines make the stools very dry, hard and difficult to pass.

Reversing and preventing constipation are only part of the good work that fiber does in your body. The action of fiber in your intestines also helps to prevent some cancers, lowers cholesterol and regulates blood sugar. High-fiber foods prevent hunger pangs by keeping you feeling full, so you eat less.

Increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables you eat every day, as these contain fiber and good amounts of water, as well as incredible nutrition and other health benefits. Half you dinner plate should be veggies of every color to get maximum nutrition. Reduce the amount of highly processed food you eat - it is the fiber which is lost in the processing, and often nasty things are added to bring the flavor back.

So, your hemorrhoids diet plan is to eat wholegrain breads and cereals and leave the white, processed stuff on the shelf. Limit fatty foods; avoid fast food; cut out added sugar and salt in food. Have 3 smaller meals and 3 snacks in a day, making sure you eat some protein each time. Make your snacks fruit, nuts or skim dairy. Legumes like peas and beans, lentils, chick peas etc are good because of their fiber and protein content. Drink plenty of water.

This hemorrhoids diet is going to address all three issues we have talked about - it will ease your hemorrhoids, control your constipation and help you lose weight as well. - 30540

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