Sponsored: Diet and diverticulitis
My doctor has told me I have diverticulitis. Is there a diet I should be following?
Diverticulitis is an acute (short term situation) when you have the most inflammation and often pain and sometimes infection. Your diet should be pretty bland and low in fiber to give your intestines a chance to heal and for inflammation and infection a chance to disappear. Here is some information from Mayo Clinic (https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/diverticulitis-diet/art-20048499)
Please keep in mind that this is only a temporary diet and that once your symptoms, pain and discomfort disappear you should make an effort to increase fiber—this is known as a diet for DIVERTICULOSIS (https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/diverticular_disease_and_diet/).
Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN
Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian