Is Cashew Nuts Good for Hemorrhoids? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Cashew nuts are bad for hemorrhoids. Because they have fat and calories and they can cause constipation, diarrhea, or allergic reactions.

Hemorrhoids are a condition that affects your anus and lower rectum.

In hemorrhoids, your body has swollen veins in the anal and rectal area.

This can lead to various health problems, such as bleeding, pain, itching, and prolapse.

One of the key factors in managing hemorrhoids is diet.

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

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

Now, cashew nuts are the edible seeds of the cashew tree, which is native to Brazil.

People usually eat them as a snack or use them to make nut butter, milk, or cheese.

Cashew nuts are bad for hemorrhoids because they contain a lot of fat and calories.

They can contribute to weight gain and increased pressure on the rectal area, which can aggravate hemorrhoid symptoms.

They can also cause constipation or diarrhea, depending on how much you eat and how your body reacts to them.

One ounce (28 grams) of cashew nuts can give you 12 grams of fat (18% of your daily needs), 157 calories (8% of your daily needs), and 1 gram of fiber (4% of your daily needs).

Fat can worsen hemorrhoids by increasing inflammation and straining.

Calories can worsen hemorrhoids by causing obesity and excess pressure.

Fiber can help hemorrhoids by softening stool and easing bowel movements.

Furthermore, cashew nuts are a type of tree nut and tree nuts are bad for hemorrhoids.

Because, they can cause allergic reactions in some people, which can trigger itching, swelling, and bleeding in the anal area.

That’s why I suggest you limit your cashew nuts intake to avoid possible complications.

Stick to one ounce (28 grams) or less per day to minimize the negative effects on your hemorrhoids.

Also, you shouldn’t eat cashew nuts if you have a tree nut allergy to prevent anaphylaxis.

Because, this is a life-threatening condition that can cause swelling of the throat, difficulty breathing, and low blood pressure.

You can buy fresh cashew nuts in your local market or can order them from online.

Always choose raw or dry roasted cashews to avoid unnecessary sugar and salt.

Because, these can also worsen your hemorrhoids by causing dehydration and inflammation.

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, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing hemorrhoids effectively.

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

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

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

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