Anjeer in Piles | Fig in Piles: Good/Bad? ๐Ÿค”

Anjeer or fig is a small pear or bell-shaped flowering plant.

The fruit and their leaves are packed with nutrients like carbs, fiber, copper, vitamin B6 and offer numerous health benefits. [1]

But can you eat anjeer in piles as well? ๐Ÿค”

In this article, I will explain this to you with scientific evidence.

Let’s start.

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Anjeer in Piles: Good or Bad?

Anjeer is good in piles or hemorrhoids.

Because fig or anjeer is loaded with fiber. Raw fig contains 2.9 g of fiber in 100 g, and dried fig contains 9.8 g of fiber in 100 g. [2]

The fiber content helps normalize your bowel movement by softening and adding bulk to stools. [3]

Dietary fiber also serves as prebiotics, which is the food source for the healthy bacteria in your gut. [4]

However, evidence showed that in some people, excess anjeer may cause diarrhea or other digestive problems due to their anti-constipation effects. [5]

Dried figs are more effective in treating constipation than fresh figs. But it is also high in sugar and calories. So if you prefer dried figs, limit the consumption.

I recommend you should limit eating 2-3 fresh figs and 1-2 dried figs daily.

Elderly Man with Hemorrhoids Visiting Restroom,
An elderly man with hemorrhoids visiting restroom (Image source: Canva Pro)

Can I eat anjeer in piles?

Yes. You can eat anjeer or figs in piles. Because it contains fiber, which may help normalize your bowel movement by softening and adding bulk to stools.

Do anjeer cause piles?

No. Anjeer doesn’t cause piles or hemorrhoids. However, if you eat anjeer in excess, it may cause diarrhea or other digestive problems due to their anti-constipation effects.

The Final Word

Piles are painful and sometimes cause itching.

Choose your foods carefully while you’re suffering from piles to help the healing process. And yes, you can eatย anjeer in piles. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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References

This article is written by a certified nutritionist and verified by scientific evidence.

Following are the references of this article.

  1. FoodData Central (USDA): Figs, raw. Accessed 17 January 2022[]
  2. FoodData Central (USDA): Figs, raw. Accessed 17 January 2022[]
  3. PubMed: Health benefits of dietary fiber. Accessed 17 January 2022[]
  4. PubMed: Dietary fiber and prebiotics and the gastrointestinal microbiota. Accessed 17 January 2022[]
  5. PubMed: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of Ficus carica paste for the management of functional constipation. Accessed 17 January 2022[]
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A. R. Choudhury, ARChoudhuryMSc,

A. R. Choudhury also known as Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelorโ€™s and Masterโ€™s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition, and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS. ๐Ÿ…

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals. ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿฅ—