One of the many reasons for sticking to a balanced diet has nothing to do with what goes into your body, but what comes out.
Too much fried or fatty food, or processed junk food in general, can lead to digestive upset. And whether that’s heartburn or gas, or worse problems such as constipation or diarrhea, the end result is the same: irregular bowel movements.
And when your bowels are irregular, your whole system is affected. That means too much activity in the bathroom, namely extra pushing and straining that can lead to hemorrhoid development.
If you’ve already developed hemorrhoids, see your physician to find out if you can take care of the problem with an over-the-counter or prescribed medication, or if you need to take more serious steps. If the latter is the case, you’ll likely be referred to a gastroenterologist, who will sit down with you and map out a treatment plan.
But if you haven’t gotten to that point, put down that bag of chips and pick up some carrot sticks! Down with fat, up with fiber. If you follow that prescription and get plenty of water, you’ll be on your way to digestive health.
The best way to avoid hemorrhoids is to have your digestive system working properly, and a balanced diet will make that happen in no time.