Diverticulitis Diet

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Diverticulitis Diet PDF – Overview

A diverticulitis diet is something your doctor might recommend as part of a short-term treatment plan for acute diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis Diet – Foods to Eat

A clear liquid diet is recommended for a few days for treatment of acute diverticulitis. Below are some of the examples of items allowed on a clear liquid diet:

  • Fruit juices without pulp, such as apple juice
  • Broth
  • Water
  • Ice chips
  • Ice pops without bits of fruit or fruit pulp
  • Gelatin
  • Tea or coffee without cream

Once the patient starts feeling better, the doctor may recommend to slowly adding low-fiber foods in the diet (usually 10-15 grams of fiber per day). Below are some of the great examples of low fiber foods:

  • Eggs, fish and poultry
  • Canned or cooked fruits without skin or seeds
  • Refined white bread
  • Canned or cooked vegetables such as green beans, carrots and potatoes (without the skin)
  • Fruit and vegetable juice with no pulp
  • Milk, yogurt and cheese
  • Low-fiber cereals
  • White rice, pasta and noodles

Once symptoms resolve, patients can gradually add high fiber foods one by one back into the diet (goal is to reach 30-35 grams of fiber per day)

Diverticulitis Diet – Foods to Avoid

  • Foods that are greasy, fried and sugary
  • Dairy with high amounts of lactose (the milk sugar in dairy)
  • Sweetened and caffeinated beverages: smoothies, sugary fruit juices, sodas, lattes, etc
  • Foods sweetened with isomalt, mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol (artificial sweeteners)

For more information, you can also visit mayoclinic.org.

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