Diet for Diverticulitis

During an attack, the diet for Diverticulitis must include low fiber foods. This helps to reduce the volume in the bowels and allows the infection to heal properly. A low fiber diet consists of less than 10 grams of fiber a day. Those who are on a low fiber diet for a long period of time may be advised to take a multivitamin supplement. Once the symptoms improve, fiber intake may be increased gradually. A diet with adequate fiber content helps to prevent further episodes of diverticulitis. It is important to also increase fluid intake along with your fiber intake.

Some examples of beneficial foods for diverticulitis include:

  • Whole grain cereals, breads and pastas
  • Beans
  • Fresh fruits like pears and apples
  • Vegetables such as spinach, peas and potatoes.

Frequently asked questions
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