Yes, you can eat nuts if you have diverticular disease. Evidence suggests there are no negative effects of consuming nuts. In fact, avoiding nuts may even be counterproductive, as nuts are a valuable source of fibre, which is important for diverticular disease [1, 2].


  1. Peery, A.F. and R.S. Sandler, Diverticular disease: reconsidering conventional wisdom. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, 2013. 11(12): p. 1532-7.
  2. Strate, L.L., et al., Nut, corn, and popcorn consumption and the incidence of diverticular disease. Jama, 2008. 300(8): p. 907-14.

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