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!
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.