What foods should you avoid if you have diverticular disease UK?

It is often recommended that people with diverticular disease avoid seeds, nuts, corn, popcorn and tomatoes. However, there is no proof that this is needed or helpful. So only avoid these foods if they cause you to have symptoms.

What foods aggravate diverticulosis UK?

Some people feel that certain high fibre foods such as multigrain breads, nuts, seeds and foods containing pips e.g. tomatoes, increase the risk of developing diverticulitis and therefore choose to avoid them.

How do you stop a diverticulitis flare up?

To help prevent recurring flare-ups, which happen in one-third of patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis, we recommend:

  1. A high-fiber diet rich in foods such as bran, whole-wheat pasta, apples, pears, raspberries, beans, sweet potatoes, avocados, and vegetables.
  2. Regular cardiovascular activity.

What to eat to manage diverticular disease?

– Vegetables (eg. tomatoes, potatoes, leafy greens) – Fruit (eg. bananas, dates, pears, kiwi fruit) – Legumes (eg. chickpeas, lentils, black beans, soy foods including edamame & tofu) – Nuts (eg. cashews, almonds, brazil nuts) – Seeds (eg. flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds) – Wholegrains (eg. wholegrain bread, quinoa, high fibre cereals, brown rice)

What is the best diet recommended for diverticulosis?


  • Bran
  • Brussels sprouts,cabbage
  • Fermented foods
  • Fried foods
  • Full-fat dairy
  • Garlic,onions
  • Red meat
  • Soy
  • Trans fats
  • What is diverticular disease and how to treat it?

    Exercise regularly. Exercise promotes normal bowel function and reduces pressure inside your colon.

  • Eat more fiber. A high-fiber diet decreases the risk of diverticulitis.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Fiber works by absorbing water and increasing the soft,bulky waste in your colon.
  • Avoid smoking. Smoking is associated with an increased risk of diverticulitis.
  • What do you need to know about diverticular disease?

    pain in your abdomen

  • bloating
  • diarrhea
  • constipation