The following recommendations are taken from ‘Web MD’ and are related to the foods recommended for diverticulitis sufferers.
The article gives an excellent run through of the dietary recommendations that you will most likely receive from your doctor.
There are many diets and suggestions for diet regarding diverticulitis online, however we do suggest that given the nature of this condition that you are best following the advice of your doctor.
We do not wish to diminish the online advice available, however this is a condition best treated by a Doctor.
Diet for Diverticulitis
If you're experiencing severe symptoms from diverticulitis, your doctor may recommend a liquid diverticulitis diet as part of your treatment, which can include:
Gradually you can ease back into a regular diet. Your doctor may advise you to start with low-fiber foods (white bread, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products) before introducing high-fiber foods. Fiber softens and adds bulk to stools, helping them pass more easily through the colon. It also reduces pressure in the digestive tract. Many studies show that eating fiber-rich foods can help control diverticular symptoms. Try to eat at least 25-35 grams of fiber a day.
Here are a few fiber-rich foods to include in meals:
If you're having difficulty structuring a diet on your own, consult your doctor or a dietitian. They can set up a meal plan that works for you. Your doctor may also recommend a fiber supplement, such as psyllium (Metamucil) or methylcellulose (Citrucel) one to three times a day. Drinking enough water and other fluids throughout the day will also help prevent constipation.
Foods to Avoid With Diverticulitis
In the past, doctors had recommended that people with diverticular disease (diverticulosis or diverticulitis) avoid hard-to-digest foods such as nuts, corn, popcorn, and seeds, for fear that these foods would get stuck in the diverticula and lead to inflammation. However, recent research has noted that there is no real scientific evidence to back up this recommendation.
In fact, nuts and seeds are components of many high-fiber foods, which are recommended for people with diverticular disease.
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