Because nuts are an energy dense food with a high fat content, there is a widespread perception that eating nuts…
Can people with diverticular disease eat nuts?
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].
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