How A Healthy Diet Can Help Manage Diverticulitis
The Healing Power Of Low-Fiber Foods
During the next phase of healing, noted by a decrease in cramping and bloating, the inclusion of low-fiber foods can be introduced. These include canned or cooked fruits and vegetables without skin or seeds, proteins such as eggs, fish, and poultry, cheese, milk, refined bread, pasta, and low-fiber cereals. These low-fiber foods will encourage continued healing by adding more dense nutrition while still being gentle on the bowel.
After a course of antibiotics, when the bowel has rested sufficiently, and inflammation of the diverticula has subsided, the acute phase is past, and the state of the bowel is considered to be back to diverticulosis. However, maintaining a diet to promote bowel health is paramount in controlling further acute diverticular attacks. Fiber intake, balancing your gut flora, calming herbs and teas, as well as drinking plenty of fluids can further aid with diverticular recovery.
Next, let’s find out the importance of a fiber-rich diet!