Finding the right food mix is one of the more effective prevention and treatment
of hemorrhoids. A balanced diet allows your digestive system to function normally.
This eliminates the possibility of constipation, or diarrhea, which are oftentimes
the cause of hemorrhoids.
Ingesting lots of fiber is certainly beneficial to the body. It helps in the proper
digestion of food taken into the body. Thus, the possibility of constipation is close
to nil. So what are the best sources of fiber?
The following foods are good sources of fiber:
• Whole grains (bran has the highest fiber content); this includes breads and cereals,
whole-grain pastas, and brown rice
• Nuts and seeds
• Legumes (such as dried peas, beans, lentils)
As much as possible, take them in their raw and natural state. Processing usually
takes the fiber out of the food. A good diet should contain approximately 25 to 30
grams of fiber a day. According to studies, the average American eats less than half
of that and the trend towards high-cholesterol, fast-food type diets continues to
Getting more fiber does not have to be a drastic conversion. It is better to start
slowly and gradually condition your system to get used to fiber filling.
Fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber include :
• Brussels sprouts
Water, Juices And Lots of Fluids
Since preventing hemorrhoids also mean preventing dehydration and constipation, increase
in the fluid intake of the body helps a lot. Pure water is the safest fluid there
is and taking in this liquids offer a lot of benefits for you. Have you ever heard
of a water overdose? I guess not. It is recommended that you take at least two liters
of water a day.
Fruit and vegetable juices, while effectively hydrating the body also offer other
benefits such as vitamins, minerals and enzymes that are beneficial to the over-all
health. Juice from cherries, blackberries and blueberries in fact reduces pain and
swelling of the hemorrhoids. It is recommended that you drink at least one glass
in a day.
The promegrenate juice reduces hemorrhoids because of its strong astringency. You
can also dip a cotton ball into the promegrenate juice and slowly put it inside your
anus to aid in healing. Taken orally, it helps in strengthening muscle tone and tissues.
Red and black currant berries are high in Vitamin C, Rutin, and minerals. The juices
are valuable in clearing hemorrhoids. They also contain small amounts of the fatty
acid GLA, which produces prostaglandin. Prostaglandin reduces body pain.
A number of health professionals put the blame on processed food as a key factor
in the imbalances in our bodies along with modern-day pollutants, which our bodies
are not designed to take in high volumes.
This is not to say that processed foods should be eliminated from our systems. However,
as much as we can, we should make it a goal to lessen its consumption and increase
the proportion of fresh and natural foods that we eat.