Diet for Diverticulitis

A low-residue diet is helpful for Diverticulitis. Pockets in the intestinal walls sometimes get inflamed causing Diverticulitis. Low-residue diet that is recommended might be a new term, but this article will provide you with the details of this diet.

Generally an intake of 10 grams of fiber per day is known as a low residue diet. We have provided you with a chart that specifies the names of the food items that you should follow undergoing a low-residue diet. These are:

Grains:

  • Enrich refined white bread, bagels, buns, English muffins.
  • Plain cereals like cornflakes, cheerios, rice krispies, cream of wheat
  • Arrowroot cookies, soda crackers, tea biscuits, plain melba toast
  • Refined pasta white rice, and noodles
  • Quit whole grains

Fruits:

  • Fruit juices without the pulp.
  • Apricots, applesauce, cantaloupe, banana (1/2), honeydew melon, grapes, peaches, watermelon.
  • Quit dry and raw fruits like raisins and berries.

Vegetables:

  • Juices of vegetables.
  • Skinless potatoes.
  • Beets, green/yellow beans, celery, carrots, eggplant, cucumber, lettuce, green/red peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, squash.
  • Avoid vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Swiss chard.

Meat and other Proteins:

Well cooked and soft meat, eggs and fish.

Quit lentils and beans.

Avoid all other types of seeds and nuts.

Dairy:

You should take dairy products as per your doctor’ss advice.

Note:

When you feel that you have started recovering then slowly begin switching over to high fiber diet. This change is very important for your health. Another point that you should remember is, increase your intake of water also when you are maintaining a high fiber diet.