10 Diverticulosis Foods to Avoid

3. Popcorn

Popcorn is another item that doesn’t break down like you think, especially those kernels that you’re swallowing often without even realizing it. These food items specifically get stuck in the colon behind the bulges and this is going to cause a lot of issues you would certainly love to avoid. People who consume popcorn with diverticulosis end up regretting that decision for a long time.

4. Green Veggies

While healthy choices for almost any nutritious diet under the sun, the fact is that green vegetables (leafy greens, mainly) have a whole lot of fiber which is going to cause a lot more activity running through your colon. The idea here with diverticulosis and a healthy diet is to minimize the stress you’re putting on your colon. You want to give it a chance to rest and heal. Going to the bathroom more frequently isn’t going to help you out here at all. However, instead of avoiding these items altogether, they can be consumed in smaller amounts to balance out a diet.

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