Foods to avoid


It was generally accepted that people suffering from diverticulosis should avoid foods with small seeds because seeds could reside in the diverticula and cause an infection. However, now the majority of doctors belief that only foods that may irritate or get stuck can cause potential problems.

Examples of foods to avoid :


  • nuts

  • sesame seeds

  • pumpkin

  • caraway

  • popcorn hulls



Seeds in vegetables or fruits like:


  • tomato

  • zucchini

  • cucumber

  • strawberries

  • raspberries



are thought of as relatively harmless by most doctors.

Always consult a doctor as it can differ from person to person what types of foods are to be avoided. Diets should be tailored to the needs and circumstances of the individual.