Next on the list of foods to avoid are nuts. Just like popcorn, nuts can irritate the diverticula and thus increase the risk of aggravating symptoms such as pain and discomfort. A diverticulosis diet should focus on allowing the bowel to rest, heal, and recover, and nuts can be difficult to digest. Therefore, doctors recommend including lots of clear liquids, such as broths and vegetable juices, to ease the efforts of the system and reduce inflammation and pain. Fiber, in general, should be minimized to accommodate rapid healing. Again, however, not all doctors or research agrees on the exclusion of nuts to alleviate diverticulosis.
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