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Dietary Advice for Diverticulitis - What to Eat to Manage the Condition

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

For more advice on Diverticulitis, consult a Jiva doctor today. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.

To Know more , talk to a Jiva doctor. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor
under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.




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