Eating Besan in Piles: Is it Good or Bad?

When I think of besan, my mind instantly remembers the taste of besan ke ladoos or the crunchy onion pakoras!

I love that.

Besan or chickpea flour or gram flour or garbanzo bean flour is a pulse flour made from a type of ground chickpea called the gram chickpea.

In Indian cuisine, it is a staple ingredient.

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

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

Letโ€™s start.

Besan in Piles

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Eating Besan in Piles: Good or Bad?

Besan is good for piles or hemorrhoids. 

Because besan contains fiber, as chickpeas themselves are naturally high in this nutrient.

One cup (92 grams) of chickpea flour provides about 10 grams of fiber, which is triple the amount of fiber in white flour. [1]

Fiber is good for your overall gut health. 

Dietary fiber can bulk up your stool and soften it by retaining water in it. 

A bulky stool is easier to pass and decreases the chance of straining while defecation. [2]

Chickpeas also contain a type of fiber called resistant starch.

Resistant starch remains undigested until it reaches your large intestine. In the large intestine it serves as a food source for your healthy gut bacteria. [3] 

However, dietary fiber needs fluid to benefit us. [4]

If you consume more than your usual intake of fiber but not enough fluid, you may experience nausea or constipation.

Young Women Suffering From Hemorrhoids in Office
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Can I eat besan in piles?

Yes. You can eat besan in piles as well. Because it contains dietary fiber. And evidence showed that it can ease your constipation, which benefits your piles or hemorrhoids.

Is besan bad for piles?

No. Besan is good for piles. Because it contains dietary fiber. And evidence showed that it can ease your constipation, which benefits your piles or hemorrhoids.

The Final Word

Piles are painful. It may cause discomfort.

Choose your foods carefully while youโ€™re suffering from piles to help the healing process. And yes, you can eat brinjal in piles. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

Following are the references of this article.

  1. FoodData Central: Chickpea flour (besan). Accessed 24 January 2022[]
  2. Mayo Clinic: Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet. Accessed 24 January 2022[]
  3. PubMed: Starches, resistant starches, the gut microflora and human health. Accessed 24 January 2022[]
  4. EatRight: Easy Ways to Boost Fiber in Your Daily Diet. Accessed 24 January 2022[]
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About the Author

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—

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