Brinjal in Piles | Eggplant in Piles: Good/Bad? ๐Ÿค”

Brinjal or eggplant is one of the most popular fruits in the world.

Yes, eggplant is a fruit. Because it grows from a flowering plant and contains seeds.

Brinjal is rich in nutrients like fiber, manganese, folate, potassium, vitamin K and vitamin C. [1]

It also offers many health benefits like reducing heart disease risk, reducing cancer risk and managing blood sugar level. [2]

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

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

Letโ€™s start.

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Brinjal in Piles: Good/Bad?

Brinjal is good in piles or hemorrhoids.

Because brinjals or eggplants are rich in fiber. One cup (82 g) of raw brinjal contains 3 grams of fiber. [1]

The fiber in eggplants is mainly composed of pectin, a water-soluble dietary fiber. It provides food to your beneficial gut bacteria. [3]

Brinjal also acts as a natural laxative and helps normalize your bowel movement by softening and adding bulk to stools. [3]

However, eating too much eggplant can cause gas and bloating. Because brinjal contains solanine, which is an alkaloid. In excess amounts, it may cause inflammation.

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

Can I eat brinjal in piles?

Yes. You can. Brinjal is good in piles. Because it contains fiber, which may help normalize your bowel movement by softening and adding bulk to stools.

Is brinjal bad for piles?

No. It is not bad in piles if you eat in moderation.

The Final Word

Piles are painful and sometimes cause itching.

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 (USDA): Eggplant, raw. Accessed 17 January 2022[][]
  2. Healthline: 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Eggplants. Accessed 17 January 2022[]
  3. PubMed: Dietary fiber and prebiotics and the gastrointestinal microbiota. 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—

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