Eating Besan in Piles: Is it SAFE or Not?

Short Answer: Besan is good for piles. Because it has fiber and resistant starch, and they can ease constipation, reduce inflammation, and improve digestion.

Piles is a condition that affects your anus and lower rectum.

In piles, your veins in the anus and rectum become swollen and inflamed. This can lead to various health problems, such as bleeding, pain, itching, infection, and prolapse.

One of the key factors in managing piles is diet.

What you consume can affect your bowel movements, which can impact your piles symptoms and overall health.

To effectively manage piles, you should consume fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and avoid fat-rich foods like cheese, butter, and fried foods.

Now, besan is a type of flour made from ground chickpeas. It is a staple ingredient in many Indian dishes. They usually use it to make pancakes, fritters, sweets, and curries.

Besan is good for piles because it contains fiber and resistant starch.

One cup (92 grams) of besan can give you about 10 grams of fiber, which is 40% of your daily needs.

Fiber can help soften your stool and prevent constipation, which can reduce the pressure on your piles. Fiber can also help heal your piles by reducing inflammation and bleeding.

Resistant starch can help feed your good gut bacteria, which can improve your digestion and immunity. Resistant starch can also help lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels, which can benefit your overall health.

Furthermore, besan is a plant-based food and plant-based foods are good for piles.

Because they are low in fat and high in antioxidants. Fat can worsen your piles by increasing inflammation and straining. Antioxidants can protect your piles from oxidative damage and infection.

You can eat one to two servings (30 to 60 grams) of besan per day safely. More than that can cause gas, bloating, or diarrhea.

Also, you shouldn’t eat besan if you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance to prevent allergic reactions, because besan may contain traces of gluten.

You can buy fresh besan in your local market or can order it from online.

Always choose organic and unbleached besan.

Because organic besan is free from pesticides and chemicals. Unbleached besan has more nutrients and flavor than bleached besan. You can store them in an airtight container in a cool and dry place for up to six months.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and stress management, is key to managing piles effectively.

I always recommend my piles patients to follow a piles-friendly diet to improve their overall well-being, and enjoy a longer and healthier life.

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About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc (US), and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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