How long should you be on a low fiber diet with diverticulitis?
During periods of inflammation, known as diverticulitis, a low residue, high protein diet should be followed. The low residue diet allows the bowel to rest by decreasing the fecal volume while the high protein portion of the diet inhibits contractions within the colon. This diet should be followed for 4-6 weeks.
What foods can aggravate diverticulitis?
Actually, no specific foods are known to trigger diverticulitis attacks. And no special diet has been proved to prevent attacks. In the past, people with small pouches (diverticula) in the lining of the colon were told to avoid nuts, seeds and popcorn.
What is considered a low fiber diet?
What is a low fiber diet? The goal of a low fiber diet is to choose foods that are easy for your body to digest. This diet includes plain white bread, white rice, crackers, cooked vegetables, and fruit without skin or seeds. Eating these foods will help to slow down bowel movements.