Q. What is the best diet for diverticulitis?
Diverticular disease is associated with a fiber-poor diet, ie, a diet low in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, but high in animal products or refined foods. Individuals eating generous amounts of insoluble fiber (eg, wheat bran, legumes, skin of fruit, nuts and seeds) have roughly a 40% lower risk of diverticular disease, compared to those consuming little dietary fiber. (See here)
An excellent overview of this condition by Dr Agatha Thrash and how to utilize lifestyle in dealing with it can be found here.