Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis Recipes

Diverticular disease is a fairly common. Small pockets (diverticula) are formed in the walls of the large intestine, and may be ignited or infected. This is called diverticulitis (suffix itis designating the presence of inflammation). The diverticulitis periods may be more or less frequent in people with diverticular disease. Fortunately, there is a way to prevent diverticulitis and forming new diverticula, and to extend the remission phase. It takes a suitable diet!

A sample of our 1000 DIVERTICULOSIS & DIVERTICULITIS Recipes

Nutritional recommendations differ greatly in cases of diverticulitis (acute phase) and diverticulosis (chronic phase). So be careful when seeking a "diverticulitis recipe" or "diverticulosis recipe". A sedentary lifestyle and a diet with too little fiber are often blamed for this disease. It is therefore appropriate to adopt a diet with a good amount of fiber, but fiber can not be increased too quickly if one is not accustomed. We have more than 1000 recipes adapted for diverticular disease.

Tips & Advice from our Dietitians

After an acute episode of diverticulitis, you should follow a low-residue diet for 3 weeks to allow the digestive system to rest and heal. A "diverticulitis recipe" must contain very little fiber. Then, gradually increase your intake of dietary fiber over a 3 week period. At the end you can stay on a fiber-rich diet (at least 25 grams per day for a woman, about 38 grams for a man), to prevent recurrence of diverticulitis. Do not forget also to drink more because fiber absorb much liquid.

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