Diverticulitis Diet and Recipes

Diverticulitis Diet Information and Recipes

Although they sound familiar, treatment options for diverticulosis and diverticulitis are quite different. For example, treatment for diverticulitis may involve surgery, or antibiotics followed with clear liquid or low residue diet, while treatment for diverticulosis usually may only involve dietary modifications towards a greater consumption of fiber.

When symptoms of diverticulitis are severe, a clear liquid diet is recommended. Going without solid food gives the colon a chance to rest and heal.

Clear Liquid Diet
Low Residue Diet for Diverticulitis

The low residue diet aims to decrease bowel volume so that the infection can heal. At the end of your low residue diet, you should slowly begin adding more high fiber foods into your diet.

Low Residue Diet

Once the pain of diverticulitis subsides, a high fiber diet is the recommended nutritional therapy in avoiding future occurrences.

High Fiber Recipes