A Good Diet for Diverticulitis

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What is a good diet for diverticulitis?

An acute diverticulitis results in bloating, cramps and pains of the stomach, diarrhea or constipation. During this inflammatory phase of the ileum, you have to be very careful about what to eat. Depending on the severity of your symptoms a good diet for diverticulitis has to be chosen. But in any case, the intake of foods rich in fibers must be avoided. Find below the kinds of food you should eat and avoid during phases of diverticulitis:

Dietary requirements during light cases of diverticulitis

Suitable Food Unsuitable Food
various teas

cooked potatoes

mild vegetable soups



raw vegetables and salads

grains other than oat

grain-based products like bread

fatty foods

ready-made meals

It is important to note that the intake of fiber-rich food is good for diverticulosis, but has a detrimental effect during diverticulitis episodes!

Dietary requirements during severe cases of diverticulitis

Severe cases of diverticulitis may require a total fast apart of the intake of tea and water.  During prolonged periods of this highly active inflammation of the ileum, it can even be necessary to use parenteral infusions of liquid nutrients to be administered by your doctor.

In any case of severe diverticulitis, we recommend seeking the help of a medical professional near you who will be in a position to help and apply proper treatment.

Dietary requirements for diverticulosis

The dietary requirements for diverticulosis are quite different to the ones described here. To find out more follow the link for a good diet for diverticulosis.