Recipes and haemorrhoids are a very strange combination to talk about together, but there’s actually a bit of logic behind combining these two concepts. Your diet is an important component to minimising the development and effect of haemorrhoids. The right dietary schedule can place a lot less strain on haemorrhoid tissue and help it to heal. Some foods even have medicinal-like effects that strengthen the blood vessels involved etc.
Natural medicine is quite a good consideration as a treatment for people with haemorrhoids because there are very little side effects associated with it and it is generally cost-effective. Hemclear is one such natural remedy for haemorrhoids that contains scientifically researched ingredients to support general health and improve healing of haemorrhoid tissue.
What To Avoid
Try to avoid foods that will slow down the movement of food through the intestine. Foods that cause constipation such as dairy, large amounts of meat and highly processed foods, are better to avoid. This is because constipation puts extra pressure on the haemorrhoids which simply makes them worse.
It’s not really advisable to eat large amounts of spicy food if you suffer from haemorrhoids as this will irritate the damaged tissue and could make the haemorrhoids worse. It also might increase the pain or itching associated with haemorrhoids.
You should also monitor your salt intake and try to minimise it as much as possible because salt causes the retention of water which increases blood volume. This puts more pressure on the swollen veins as well.
What To Go For
The best foods for haemorrhoids are those that are high in fibre. This helps to minimise constipation which can improve the healing of the haemorrhoids. Foods that are rich in antioxidants also help to reduce inflammation in the affected area which helps to support the regeneration process. Also, certain plants, like nettle, have biologically active effects that strengthen veins and in doing so help to heal haemorrhoids faster. The recipes below contain many of these helpful ingredients and including them in your diet is a helpful addition to whatever treatment method you might be using.
1. Whole Wheat Muffins With Bananas And Walnuts
This recipe is very high in fibre and makes a delicious snack or breakfast.
You will need:
- One cup of whole wheat flour
- One-third of a cup of brown sugar
- Half a teaspoon of baking powder
- Two-thirds of a cup of chopped walnuts
- A pinch of salt
- Two or three bananas
- One-quarter of a cup of almond milk
- One egg
Start by preheating oven to 350° F so that it can warm while you mix the rest of the ingredients. Combine all the dry ingredients together (everything except the egg, almond milk and banana) using a whisk. Mash up the banana in a separate bowl and add to it the egg and almond milk. Mix the two sets of ingredients together and pour it into a non-stick muffin pan and finally bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
2. Nettle Soup
This recipe contains the amazing nettle plant and is very easy on the stomach.
You will need:
- 6 oz of young nettle tips
- 4 oz of fresh spinach
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 chopped shallots
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of milk or milk replacement
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- Onion for taste
- Seasoning of your choice
Chop the nettle and spinach. Then saute some onion in the olive oil and boil the nettle and spinach in the water. Boil these two ingredients until they are soft and then blend them. Mix the milk and flour together in a separate dish using a whisk, add it to the other mixture and bring it to a boil then allow it to simmer until it thickens. You can add the seasonings for taste.
3. Raspberry Blueberry Smoothie
This is one of the simpler and quicker recipes that is packed with nutrients, antioxidants and fibre.
You will need:
- One cup of fresh raspberries
- One cup of wild blueberries
- Three-quarters of a cup of rice milk
- Three-quarters of a cup of crushed ice
- One tablespoon of flaxseed, freshly ground
Simply place all the ingredients into a blender and blend them until the mixture becomes smooth. You can use a food processor or a hand blender. Pour the contents into a glass and add mint or fruit as a garnish.
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