Is Orange Juice Good for Hemorrhoids? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Orange juice is good for hemorrhoids. Because it has vitamin C and flavonoids, and they can strengthen blood vessel walls and help control bleeding.

Hemorrhoids is a condition that affects your anal region.

In hemorrhoids, your body experiences swelling of veins in the lower rectum and anus.

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

One of the key factors in managing hemorrhoids is diet.

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

To effectively manage hemorrhoids, you should consume fiber-rich foods like legumes, whole grains, and cruciferous vegetables and avoid low-fiber foods like processed meats, dairy, and fried foods.

Now, orange juice is a liquid dietary supplement. People usually drink it, often as part of their breakfast.

Orange juice is good for hemorrhoids because it contains vitamin C and flavonoids.

These ingredients are beneficial for all types of hemorrhoids.

One cup of orange juice can give you approximately 112 calories, 2 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, and 21 grams of sugar.

Vitamin C can positively affect hemorrhoids by strengthening blood vessel walls.

Flavonoids can help control hemorrhoid bleeding.

Furthermore, orange juice is a beverage and beverages are good for hemorrhoids because, when consumed in moderation, they hydrate the body and can help make stools softer and easier to pass.

You can drink a moderate amount of orange juice per day safely.

More than that can cause excessive sugar intake.

That’s why I suggest you limit your orange juice intake to avoid excessive sugar consumption.

Stick to one cup per day to minimize potential blood sugar spikes.

Also, you shouldn’t drink orange juice if you have diabetes to prevent blood sugar spikes. Because orange juice can be high in natural sugars.

You can buy fresh orange juice in your local market or can order it online.

Always choose 100% pure orange juice without added sugars.

Because it provides the most health benefits.

You can store it in the refrigerator and consume it within a week of opening.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and essential medical care is key to managing/dealing with hemorrhoids effectively.

I always recommend my hemorrhoid patients to follow a hemorrhoid-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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