Urban cities are offering global cuisine, with fast food joints gaining maximum popularity. Even local fast food/street food joints are buzzing. Traditional home-made food is taking a backstage owing to busy lifestyles of professionals both young and old. “Eating out” is an important part of socialization. Besides, when there is no time to cook, processed and packaged products may appear to be saviors. Be warned! While you are busy chasing your careers, these foods act as wolves in sheepskin.
Hemorrhoids or Bawaseer is an increasing health concern in India. About 4.7 % Indians are affected by hemorrhoids, and the percentage is on the rise.Nearly 10 lakh new cases are reported annually. It is no big surprise especially with the changing trends in food intake. A diet lacking in fiber and erratic dietary habits can cause constipation which is directly linked to hemorrhoids.
Dietary fiber is the indigestible part of food which is derived from the plant source. It has several beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal system as follows:
It adds volume to the food and gives satiety.
It absorbs water and helps to soften the stools as a result.
It quickens the passage of food which helps in defecation.
It adds bulk to the stool and therefore helps prevent constipation.
It helps maintain the pH level of the gastrointestinal system.
It is known to reduce the risk of colon cancer.