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I was diagnosed with Diverticultis a few years ago and was

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I was diagnosed with Diverticultis a few years ago and was told not to eat nuts. All the reports I've read recommend nuts as a high fiber snack. What would you suggest as a healthly alternative?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.

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Well with diverticulosis/ diverticulitis you do not want to eat legumes, peanuts, cashews or anything that can not get digested enough where they will get stuck in the little pockets in the colon.

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So, fiber - there are many ways to get fibers such as in Benafiber, Metamucil, Citrucel and Konsyl.

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Also, I though you are confusing fiber for protein - and there are many ways to get protein -

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So, if you like nuts such as peanuts - you can eat the peanut BUTTER - but not the whole nut for protein intake

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Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
I think you are having trouble with Chat;


Well with diverticulosis/ diverticulitis you do not want to eat legumes, peanuts, cashews or anything that can not get digested enough where they will get stuck in the little pockets in the colon.

So, fiber - there are many ways to get fibers such as in Benafiber, Metamucil, Citrucel and Konsyl.

Also, I though you are confusing fiber for protein - and there are many ways to get protein -

So, if you like nuts such as peanuts - you can eat the peanut BUTTER - but not the whole nut for protein intake

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I realize that nuts are protein and peanut butter is a good choice. What else would you suggest for a mid-afternoon munchie snack?
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
Good sources or protein include Cheeses - any of them.
Also packages of Tuna (a small 3oz package of tuna has plenty of protein).
There are protein shakes of all varieties you can buy in the store.
Also deli meat such as sliced turkey.
These are all great sources or protein.
I know we all like to have 'crunchy' but you have to be careful with that.
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