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Diverticulitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation in the colon. Some of the symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, etc. Mentioned within are a few dietary advices that can help reduce the symptoms of Diverticulitis.
Greasy food, like cheese, butter, cream, and chocolates should be avoided.
Eat foods that strengthen agni - the digestive fire - and boost metabolism.
Eat food that prevent constipation and soften the stool to keep apana vata from getting aggravated
Diverticulitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation in the colon. It is a condition where diverticula, the pouches that form when the weak spots on the intestinal wall swells outward, get infected by bacteria and they swell up. A few symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pains with cramps and chills.
The following dietary advices can help with the symptoms of diverticulitis:
Foods that are heavily greased, like butter, cheese, chocolate, cream, ice cream, fried food and gravies should be avoided altogether. Infact, lessen the intake of carbohydrates in your diet.
Alcoholic and aerated beverages should be avoided too. They cause indigestion and hamper the normal bodily functions.
Strengthen the Agni. Have food that is warm, soft, moist, and heavy to increase the digestive strength.
Constipation puts excess pressure on the colon. Increasing the intake of salts will soften the stools and prevent apana vayu from getting aggravated.
Increase the intake of healthy oils and fats. It nourished the rasa and mamsa dhatu, which in turn strengthens the colon wall.
Eat foods with sweet and sour tastes. Avoid spicy foods.
Your diet should include unrefined food, like whole grain cereals, bran, honey and lentils
Green leafy vegetable such as lettuce, cabbage, celery, pumpkin and squash should be a huge part of your diet
Increase the intake of fresh fruits like pears, grapes, figs, papaya, grapefruit, gooseberries and guava
Dry fruits like figs and raisins aid the agni and help soothe digestion
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