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A 67-year-old female asked:

I have diverticulosis and need to know what foods to avoid.?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Best: Foods to eat are higher fiber foods, fruits & vegetables. Can also add fiber supplements like metamucil. Dink plenty of water or liquids. Avoid white bread, rice, noodles, potatoes or junk foods (or eat them in smaller amounts).
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
You have posted: 2 questions, one about diverticulosis and one about diverticulitis. The diet for each is different so the differentiation is important. "itis" is low fiber diet until complete resolution usually 4-6 weeks. The "osis" is high fiber diet. Can be confusing so having the right diagnosis and terminology is critical.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
None, really.: The key is just high fiber diet and plenty of fluids. We used to think to avoid nuts and seeds, but studies have shown otherwise.
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