If you are one of the unfortunate many who have trouble with hemorrhoids, there is good news. You may find that it is your diet to blame! Look for a good hemorrhoid diet to prevent and avoid your problem!
Hemorrhoids are a very common problem that affect people of all ages. When you are dealing with them the important thing is to first soothe the sores that you have and then to institute habits that will allow you to avoid them in the future.
The fact is that the food that you eat can play a huge role in whether you get hemorrhoids, and at the other end of it, you will find that there are a number of foods that you should incorporate into your diet that you haven’t thought of or might not have known about.
The main thing to consider when you are thinking about going on a hemorrhoid diet is to avoid red meat.
Red meat is harder to digest and can lead to difficult bowel movements, all of which will lead to hemorrhoids. If you eat red meat on a regular basis, you will find that this might be a little bit tough stopping, after all, it’s in our genes. Cutting out red meat completely can in fact be too difficult for some and that is why many elect to slow down their red meat intake and ease into it gradually.
To replace the protein, there are abundant replacements. Consider using lentils and beans for protein, as well as poultry and especially fish. Try many different kinds of fish. There are even red meat fish like Mahi that won’t add to your problems but will satiate your tummy.
Another thing that’s important to not overlook when you are considering a diet to keep you healthy, is fiber.
Fiber not only helps you heal up your body faster, you will also find that it can soothe many stomach issues that you may have. Getting more fiber into your diet is sometimes a bit difficult at first, but stick with it and you will soon find that it can make a tasty addition to all of your meals.
For instance, there are several fruits that are high in fiber, such as pears, apples, tangerines and peaches. Many tropical fruit too, which are awesome to add to your diet for their other health benefits. They can all be perfect for a between meal snack or an after dinner treat.
Of course many vegetables will also add fiber to your diet. Fresh or even cooked vegetables like acorn squash, zucchini, spinach, romaine lettuce, and raw tomatoes are just a few of the great fiber-rich vegetables. You should however eat them fresh or you can gently cook them so they don’t loose any of their healthy qualities.
A basic, always-appropriate recipe for preparing diced vegetables is to simply throw your favorite fiber-rich veggies into a cassarole dish with a little bit of olive oil, and then bake them with a little salt and any other spice your prefer. This really can suprise you, depending on your mix of vegetables.
Adding starch into the mix, such as potatoes, and sweet potatoes are also a good idea.
Finally, remember to include the grains group to your daily hemorrhoid diet, including whole wheat bread, white rice, brown rice, and oatmeal. Breakfast alone and perhaps some dinner bread each day easily fulfill this need.
So as soon as you get the chance, sit down to take some time and think about how you are going to get all of the right kind of nutrients from your hemorrhoid diet. Everyone should do this at least once a year, and probably once every season, as different foods become readily available at your local supermarket.
Remember that everyone’s body operates differently and that the more you know about your own body and preferences, the faster you are going to destroy hemorrhoids, and most other dietary issues, for good.