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Best and Worst Foods for Hemorrhoids

We all like to eat unhealthy, greasy, and spicy foods, even though we know they can have a negative impact on our health. What was once a rare disease has now become common and one such disease is hemorrhoids. About 75% of the Indian population is affected by hemorrhoids, but it is due to a lack of severity rather than a lack of awareness. Thing. People may choose unhealthy foods and follow an unhealthy lifestyle, which can increase their risk of hemorrhoids, which is one of the easiest diseases to prevent and treat. A simple way to prevent or treat hemorrhoids is to choose the right diet.

Hemorrhoids are inflamed and swollen blood vessels around the anus or near the lower rectum. Many factors contribute to the development of hemorrhoids, but the main cause of hemorrhoids is strong pressure on the veins lining the anus or lower rectum.

Painful lumps around the anus, painful bowel movements,  bleeding during bowel movements, and itching or irritation in the anal area are just a few symptoms of hemorrhoids.

The best diet for hemorrhoids:

The main goal of the Indian hemorrhoids diet plan is to reduce strain during bowel movements and prevent further complications associated with hemorrhoidsThis diet plan helps hemorrhoids patients to increase their stool volume and promote proper bowel movements. Hence, they should consume following food items that are high-fiber &  prevent and treat hemorrhoids.

Leafy vegetables:

Greens are rich in antioxidants and fiber. These are also now as stomach-friendly vegetables as they are good for gut and digestion. Some examples that you can include in your diet are spinach, fenugreek, celery, radish leaves, and mustard greens.   


Whole grains such as brown rice, oatmeal, bran cereal, whole grains, or multigrain bread are good foods for hemorrhoids. These foods are rich in fiber, which increases stool volume and facilitates bowel movements.


Fresh fruit, especially along with its peel, is a rich source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.


Bean sprouts are rich in fiber, vitamin C, protein, and calcium. The presence of these nutrients makes bean sprouts an effective food for treating hemorrhoids. Drinking a cup of steamed or boiled bean sprouts daily can help reduce intestinal inflammation. However, don't eat sprouts raw as they can make your hemorrhoids worse.

Note: If you're not drinking enough water, the above dietary changes may not work. Water is an important source for breaking down food, absorbing nutrients, softening the intestines, and preventing constipation and hemorrhoids. So, it is recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day.

Foods Items To Avoid:

The following foods can increase the risk of hemorrhoids or worsen existing hemorrhoid symptoms and should be avoided.

-foods high in carbohydrates and fats




-caffeine, beverages such as coffee, tea

-spicy & junk food


If you’re suffering from hemorrhoids or bowel syndrome, visit your nearest RG Hospital where our team of doctors and dieticians would guide you with the best medication and diet for a faster recovery.

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