Symptoms, conditions and causes

Should I avoid seeds and nuts with diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is a condition characterized by inflammation in the diverticula, which are little pouches in the colon.

People are often told not to consume seeds and nuts if they have diverticulitis because they can get lodged in the diverticula, causing more irritation. This actually isn’t true! Seeds and nuts do not create inflammation in your colon and do not cause diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis comes from consuming inflammatory foods. The following foods are known to cause diverticulitis and should be avoided if you’re experiencing diverticulitis symptoms:






•Salad dressings containing omega-6 fatty acids

•Vegetable oils(corn and soy oil)


Insulin resistance plays a major role in the development of diverticulitis. Getting on keto and doing intermittent fasting can reduce inflammation in your colon and reduce diverticulitis symptoms.

Along with keto, there are foods that can support the health of your colon and help reduce diverticulitis symptoms. Here are the best foods for diverticulitis:

1. Dark leafy vegetables

2. Wheatgrass juice powder

3. Cabbage

4. Fermented vegetables

Last updated: Nov 16, 2023 19:01 PM