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Q: foods that are prohibited when you have diverticulitis ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: foods that are prohibited when you have diverticulitis
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Asked by: mortoni-ga
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Posted: 28 Jun 2005 21:36 PDT
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are there any foods which are probhibitive for a person who has diverticulitis?
Subject: Re: foods that are prohibited when you have diverticulitis
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 28 Jun 2005 22:05 PDT
Hi! Thanks for the question.

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Here are the following foods to be avoided when you have diverticulitis.

- nuts 
- popcorn hulls 
- sunflower 
- pumpkin 
- caraway
- sesame seeds

?Foods such as nuts, popcorn hulls, and sunflower, pumpkin, caraway,
and sesame seeds should be avoided. The seeds in tomatoes, zucchini,
cucumbers, strawberries, and raspberries, as well as poppy seeds, are
generally considered harmless. People differ in the amounts and types
of foods they can eat.?

Some sources however still say that the other types of seeds like
poppy should be avoided. It would be best to consult your physician.

?Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis? 

?If you are being treated at home for diverticulitis, avoid all solid
food and take clear liquids only. Gradually begin solid foods as the
pain resolves.?

?As your abdominal pain improves, you may gradually increase your diet
to include solids. Solids foods to add after clear liquids include dry
crackers, pretzels, dry cereals, lean meats or poultry, cottage
cheese, and apple sauce. If your pain worsens as you add more solids
to your diet, tell your physician.?

?Diverticular Disease of the Colon?

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