What Should I Eat to Prevent Diverticulitis?
Eating a high fiber diet can be easily accomplished with a little planning and preparation. First, it may be helpful to do a food recall. Jot down all that you ate and drank during the day and look for room for improvement. If you started your day with white toast, make sure you are switching to whole wheat (and make sure each slice has 5 grams of fiber or more). If you choose sugary cereals, choose a brand without added sugar and that is high in fiber (Raisin Bran, Kashi, Shredded Wheat). Lunch could consist of a whole grain based salad (like quinoa) with added cooked vegetables or a nice big salad consisting of spinach, mushrooms, peppers, cucumbers, carrots etc. Try to switch to whole wheat pasta instead of refined pasta at dinner and add portabella mushrooms and zucchini to the sauce for extra fiber! When given a choice, choose brown or wild rice instead of white rice and make sure you are adding fruit as a snack throughout the day. Finally, focus on increasing your fluid intake. Drink at least 8 glasses of water or low sugar juice (like Healthy Balance) and milk to help prevent constipation!Login to Favorite