Eating more fiber is a proven way to reduce your risk of hemorrhoids, not to mention helping your entire digestive system and overall health in general. But sometimes fiber isn’t enough.
According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, high-fiber foods include
- Whole grains and bran cereals
- Fresh fruits
- Vegetables like asparagus, cabbage and carrots
But it’s important to remember the flip side of all this. Even if you’re getting plenty of fiber, you can also be upping your risk of constipation, which can bring on hemorrhoids.
For example, avoid lots of cheese, meat or processed foods, as they have little or no fiber, and can undo your good eating if not kept under control. And be sure to drink plenty of water, as that helps flush the digestive system of both fiber and fiber-free foods, and keeps the whole process regular.
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