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When Good Foods Are Bad for You

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Vegetables with Seeds


Vegetables with seeds, such as cucumbers and tomatoes


Can exacerbate symptoms of diverticulitis

What Happens

Diverticular disease occurs when small pouches form in the colon, allowing nuts and seeds to get stuck. The disease is often caused by a diet with too little fiber and too little water. Although the best way to avoid the disease is to make certain you have ample dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble), if you do develop diverticulosis (which can lead to diverticulitis), you may be well-advised to initially follow a low-fiber diet, avoiding seeded fruits, vegetables, and most nuts and seeds, and gradually ramp up to a high-fiber diet that promotes soft, bulky stools, which pass more swiftly, says Jackie Keller, founder of NutriFit and author of Body After Baby: A Simple, Healthy Plan to Lose Your Baby Weight Fast (Avery/Penguin, 2006).

How Much Do You Have to Eat?

"As little as a cup or two of the wrong thing can cause gas, bloating, and great intestinal discomfort," says Keller.

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KPlumb7979 wrote:

What is the test for a 'predisposition to calcium oxalate kidney stones'?

11/2/2013 09:14:19 AM Report Abuse
nottydotty45 wrote:

This is a great teaching...glad I found it... I was told not to eat grapefruit and now I know why... I only have one kidney due to CHF and that is when they told me not to eat grapefruit, which i happen to love...LOL

7/15/2013 11:59:44 AM Report Abuse
mj9693 wrote:

Grapefruit is delicious. I would hate to give it up for any medication.

7/15/2013 11:39:55 AM Report Abuse
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