If you already have the Diverticulitis infection, it is recommended that you stick to a low-residue diet. By doing so, bowel movement frequency will decrease and the infection or inflammation of the diverticula can have a chance to heal. Remember, a low-residue diet is one that consists of less than 10 grams of fiber per day. It is highly recommended that one supplement their low residue diet with a multi-vitamin or other mineral supplement.
Some low-residue diet recommendations include:
Remember to avoid these foods with diverticulitis. If you are over your infection and want to prevent future bouts of diverticulitis a high-fiber (yes, basically the opposite of a low-residue diet) is recommended. We have put together a list of recipes for diverticulitis and offer one delicious recipe per day in our Diverticulitis Recipe-a-Day Newsletter.
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