Foods to Avoid with Diverticulitis

Apples

It’s best to avoid this fruit, even if it might be healthy by normal circumstances. It falls along the line of foods known as FODMAP. This stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols. Avoiding FODMAP foods is a must for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as diverticulitis.

As diverticulitis continues to be researched, we figure out which foods might be a good idea to avoid for those who have diverticulitis, as well as foods that might cause diverticulitis. Apples just happen to be one of those exemptions where the food itself is naturally healthy for people, but becomes more of an issue based on specific conditions.

For the most part, apples can be a healthy part of a diet. If you happen to be suffering from diverticulosis with little to no symptoms, you can still have apples every now and then. The only issue comes from overeating foods that fall under FODMAP, which usually causes bloating and buildup in the intestine. It is in these cases where it’s best to avoid apples.