Diverticulosis is a condition in which tiny, bulging pouches(diverticuli) form in the lower intestine, most commonly in the colon.
Diverticulitis is caused when the pouches in the colon become infected or inflamed. Dietary changes can aid in colon healing. [UCSF Health]
Diverticulitis requires heart-healthy nutrition, which includes consuming a diet that is high in fiber.[UCSF Health]
Eating a high-fiber diet helps to prevent constipation and reduces intestinal inflammation.
Consume foods low in saturated and trans fats to prevent diverticulitis and maintain heart health.
Following a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially those with lots of antioxidants, improves your overall health.
Limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine and avoid foods that are high in sugar to lower the risk of complications.
Avoid eating foods that are high in salt, as they are harmful to diverticulitis and your heart health.