who suffers from hemorrhoids—even people who aren’t
constipated—willbenefit from dietary changes.
unaccustomed to a high-fiber diet, incorporate these suggestions
incrementally. If you try to introduce too much fiber at once,
you’ll only place more pressure on your digestive tract.
way to relieve hemorrhoids is to consume more fiber. Eat lots
of whole grains, raw or lightly cooked fruits and vegetables,
and beans, nuts, and seeds. Rather than sitting down to three
large meals every day, plan on several smaller meals.
stools to pass more easily, drink a glass of clean water every
two waking hours.
or figs to your breakfast to speed up a sluggish intestine.
tablespoon of flaxseed oil every day to encourage elimination,
or sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds onto cereal
K will help stop or prevent bleeding. Green leafy vegetables,
especially kale, are a good source of this nutrient, as are
kelp and alfalfa sprouts.
of candidiasis is an often-overlooked aggravator of hemorrhoids.
Consume soured food like unsweetened live yogurt, kefir, and
sauerkraut to increase the numbers of friendly bacteria that
inhibit this fungal growth. These products will also help you
absorb vitamin K.
germ for its high level of vitamin E. You’ll promote circulation
and prevent blood clots in your already-stressed circulatory
have been shown to significantly reduce inflammation and to
strengthen capillaries, so enjoy some berries a few times daily.
pregnant, you have another reason to eat your leafy greens.
These vegetables are high in B6, a vitamin that many pregnant
women lack; a deficiency may contribute to hemorrhoids. Brewer’s
yeast and wheat germ are also good sources.
Foods to Avoid
oils slow down the digestive system. Stay away from foods that
are fried or otherwise high in saturated fat.
and alcohol are dehydrating and worsen hemorrhoids.
and spicy foods, as they also tend to worsen this condition.
of hemorrhoids are caused by food allergies. Try the elimination
diet to determine whether you need to remove certain foods from
your diet. The most common ones that lead to hemorrhoids are
cow’s milk, wheat, citrus fruit, tomatoes, and peanuts.
result from constipation or straining on the toilet, go on a
three-day juice fast to cleanse accumulated waste matter from
your digestive tract. If you are constipated when you begin
taking the fast, add psyllium husks or flaxseeds to your juices