Contrary to popular belief, no specific foods are known to trigger diverticulitis attacks.
Drinking plenty of water helps keep your digestive system on track.
A vegetarian diet can meet your nutritional needs if you make wise choices.
Picture your favorite grocery store. Chances are that the outer aisles are where you'll find fresh produce, low-fat dairy products and lean meats. This is where you should concentrate most of your shopping time. Why? Fresh foods are generally healthier than are ready-to-eat foods.
Don't shop for groceries when you're hungry. Eat before you go. While you're at it, why not jot down a grocery list. With a full stomach and list in hand, you'll be less likely to be tempted by unhealthy foods.
Margarine often beats butter when it comes to heart health. Margarine is made from a blend of oils that are mostly unsaturated fat. Replacing the saturated fat in butter with plant oils may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. But some margarines are better than others. The more solid the margarine the more saturated fat it has. Look for a spread with the lowest amounts of saturated fat and salt that tastes good to you.
Interested in following the DASH diet? Here are sample menus to get you started.
Find out about the low-glycemic index diet — an eating plan based on how food affects blood sugar levels.
A diverticulitis diet may be part of a treatment plan for acute diverticulitis.
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