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Food for Pile: 4 Foods To Fight Hemorrhoids

1 in 20 people suffer from hemorrhoids, also referred to as piles. Symptoms range from mild irritation to extreme pain that disrupts your lifestyle. Yet, certain techniques can prevent or provide relief for those affected by hemorrhoids. Your diet and lifestyle choices play a big role in managing this condition. Certain foods can help to reduce symptoms while others can cause a flare-up. Hemorrhoids result from inflamed veins in the anus and rectum. This can cause sensitivity, itching, hemorrhoid pain, and bleeding. They also make bowel movements more painful and difficult and may produce mucus discharge. Read on to learn more about finding the best diet for those that suffer from hemorrhoids.

Fill Up on Fiber: Hemorrhoids are more likely to occur in people who have infrequent bowel movements. One of the easiest, most natural ways to become more regular is by filling up on fiber either through your diet or supplements. Adding fiber to the diet is the universal recommendation of both family doctors and gastroenterologists. It may increase gas, but this is a small price to pay for the benefits. Aim to get 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day. Examples of fibers are legumes, whole grain, and vegetables.

Corn: One cup of cooked sweet corn contains around 4.2 gTrusted Source of fiber. People have been using corn as a cure for hemorrhoids since ancient times. That is probably because aside from fiber, corn also contains strong antioxidants that prevent cellular damage from free radicals and other compounds that may help reduce pain.

Foods High In Flavanoids: Research shows that flavonoids can be effective in treating hemorrhoids. You can find flavonoids in tea, red wine, and citrus juice. Spinach, kale, and onions also have a high content of these nutrients.

Nuts: Walnuts and almonds, in particular, are especially high in fiber. Plus, nuts have strong anti-inflammatory properties, which could minimize issues with tissue swelling in the area(s) where you had previous problems with hemorrhoids. Pistachios, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, and macadamias also have high fiber contents per one-ounce serving.

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