It has been found that when you eat a lot of chili peppers
that you can get a burning sensation in the rectum or anus.
It is best to avoid eating too many peppers, especially if you
have an advance case of hemorrhoids. Peppers are actually
good for blood circulation and for healing ulcers. It is always
the excess that creates problems in your body.
Here are some additional foods to avoid, which cause constipation.
• Bad Fats
• Animal products
• Red meat
Foods you should be eating to help relieve hemorrhoids
A high fiber diet obtained from raw fruits and vegetables is what you need to eat for eliminating and for preventing constipation. When you don’t have constipation, you won’t have hemorrhoids.
The amount of fiber you should be eating is 25 35 grams per day. Most people only eat about 8 – 12 grams per day.
If you have not been eating a lot of fiber, you need to add
fiber slowly to your diet, especially if you add it by using
bran. Increase your use of bran or other bran cereals over
a couple of weeks.
If you add fiber to your diet with fruits and vegetables, you can add them freely without much problem. However, since your stomach will not be use to it, you may experience more gas for a week or two. You can compensate for this by taking digestive enzymes to help you digest the extra produce.
The following list of juices and fruits are good for helping cure or relieve
Juices are good for hemorrhoids but especially dark berry
juices mixed with equal parts of apple juice. The dark berry
juices to use are,
Cherries, blackberries, blueberries
These berries contain “anthocyanins” and
“proanthocyanidins” which reduce hemorrhoidal pain and
Swelling by toning and strengthening the hemorrhoid
veins. Drink at least one glass of this juice mixture each day.
Cantaloupes are one of the best foods you can eat. It has a
good source of vitamins and minerals. It has a high beta-carotene
level and has anti-clogging properties.
Red and Black Currant Berries
Currants are high in Vitamin C, rutin, and minerals. This
makes their juice valuable in clearing hemorrhoids. The also
have a small amount of the fatty acid GLA, which produce
prostaglandin that control body pain.
This juice is also good for cleansing the liver and blood.
Good liver function is necessary for maintaining a healthy
colon, rectum and anus.
Drink 1 –2 glasses a day of red or black currant berries.
Although pomegranate juice may be hard to find, it is quite
useful in reducing hemorrhoids, because of its strong
astringency. Saturate a cotton ball with pomegranate juice
and push it slightly into your rectum.
If you have pinworms, the tannins in pomegranate juice will
help you get rid of them. You can also drink the juice.
During the summer I have on occasion found pomegranate
juice at a farmers market. It is slightly tart but it is easy to
drink. However, it’s hard to drink more than a glass full without
getting a stomach upset.
Oranges and bananas
Eat 2-3 oranges and 2 bananas a day. Oranges provide
vitamin C, bioflavonoids, and fiber. Bananas provide
minerals that help to strengthen tissue and have plenty of
fiber. Bananas can also be steamed to give more relief and even
eliminate hemorrhoids. Steam two not quite ripe bananas with their peel until they are soft. Eat two in the morning and two in the evening.
Papaya is an excellent fruit to eat. It has good mineral
content, fiber, and has enzymes to digest protein.
These are the fruits and juices to use to for relieving hemorrhoids. Adding more vegetables to your eating habits is also important to get more fiber. These fruits, juices, and vegetables will help you keep regular and provide pain and inflammation relief for your hemorrhoid symptoms