Need another reason to get more nutritious fiber into your diet? How about reducing the chance of getting hemorrhoids, or helping to rid of them quicker if you’re suffering?
A diet with plenty of fiber and water means that you’ll have softer stools, which are easier to pass. That, in turn, means less pressure on hemorrhoids if you’ve got them, helping to speed reduction and elimination of the problem. And if you don’t have them, more regular and soft bowel movements can keep them from occurring.
It’s important not to go overboard, though. If you’re not eating a lot of fiber, up your intake slowly so you can avoid bloating and gas as your system gets used to the new dietary regimen.
Not sure where to start? Try foods with whole grains, along with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Broccoli, for example, is packed with fiber, as are carrots, peas, mushrooms … the list goes on and on. Not only will you be helping out your intestinal system, you’ll also be getting plenty of vitamins and minerals in the bargain.