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Diverticulitis is a common disease that affects the digestive tract, and will often not show symptoms. But for those who experience issues when they eat certain foods, choosing foods that don’t trigger symptoms can be a challenge. Though there are no medically prescribed diverticulitis diets, some research shows that following a high-fiber diet and limiting the consumption of trigger foods may help ease symptoms and prevent flare-ups.

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1. High-Fiber Foods

Symptoms of diverticulitis vary from person to person. Some foods that seem to benefit one person may cause issues for another. However, recent studies show that high-fiber foods may go a long way in reducing symptoms. Research also indicates that avoiding high-fiber foods during flare-ups can reduce gastrointestinal discomfort. The best high-fiber foods to eat when you are not experiencing a flare-up of symptoms are: beans and legumes, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

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