What are diverticulosis diet foods to avoid?
Most people with diverticulosis or diverticular disease do not need to avoid specific foods. In the past, doctors used to recommend avoiding nuts, popcorn, and seeds. However, more recent research suggests that these foods are not harmful to people with diverticulosis or diverticular disease.
What foods are good for diverticulosis?
- Beans and legumes.
- Bran, whole wheat bread and whole grain cereals such as oatmeal.
- Brown and wild rice.
- Fruits such as apples, bananas and pears.
- Vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, corn and squash.
- Whole wheat pasta.
How do you keep diverticulosis under control?
The best way to help prevent diverticulitis is to keep diverticulosis under control. That means eating a high fiber diet – which requires 20 to 35 grams of fiber each day. Fiber is found in grains, vegetables, and fruits.