What You Should Know
Many people in developed countries often a diet that is too low in fiber. This is due to over-reliance on fast foods, as well as the low levels of fruits, vegetables, and wholegrains included in many people’s diets. However, eating a low-fiber diet has been associated with a number of health problems, some merely irritating, such as constipation, and others quite serious, such as bowel illnesses. As such, diets and products that are designed to increase the amount of fiber in diets have been encouraged. These diets are known as diverticular disease diets, and comprise efforts to increase levels of dietary fiber to recommended levels.
List Of Ingredients
While some diverticular disease diets may incorporate formal eating plans, many simply recommend the inclusion of a number of high fiber foods, such as vegetables and fruits, beans, rice, bread, and other grains.
There are several books and guides available for those looking to go on a diverticular disease diet. These largely encourage dietary changes that incorporate high-fiber foods in the diet, and recommend cutting out products that are low in fiber or that lack valuable nutrients. These sorts of diets tend to be long-term, encouraging lifestyle changes rather than simple fad efforts to lose weight.
- Helps increase the amount of healthy fiber in the diet
- Encourages the consumption of healthy fruits, vegetables, and grains
- No products or supplements are required for purchase
- This program is not necessarily designed to encourage weight loss
- Some users may find that they are sensitive to the high-fiber products in this diet, and may experience bloating or gas
High-fiber diets have long been promoted by health professionals as helping to improve vitamin absorption, digestion, and regularity. Diets that are high in fiber are also associated with feeling full over a longer period of time, thus encouraging snacking and overeating, and are also associated with a reduction in serious illnesses such as bowel cancer. While a diverticular disease diet will not necessarily help a user lose weight unless it is calorie restricted and incorporates a healthy exercise plan, such a diet can help users develop a more balanced and healthy approach to food and nutrition, helping to put them on a healthier path. However, those looking to lose weight should be aware that a diverticular disease diet is not specifically designed with weight loss in mind, although it’s possible that weight loss may occur as a result of following a healthier dietary plan. Those with food sensitivities to gluten and legumes may wish to consult with a doctor before embarking on a diet such as this, however, and diabetics may wish to consider the possibility of blood sugar spikes associated with eating high-GI foods such as fruits and grains.