Those of us with diverticulitis and diverticulosis have some good news.
According to this article in JAMA, patients with diverticulosis can eat nuts and popcorn.
Contrary to the widely held belief that the little pieces of nuts and popcorn will get caught in the diverticula and cause an infection, this study of 47,000 men showed that eating peanuts and popcorn was actually prevented flares of diverticulitis! Those patients who ate the highest amount of popcorn had a 28% decrease in the incidence of diverticulitis and those patients who ate the most nuts had a 20% decrease in the incidence of diverticulitis.
Now hush up and pass the popcorn. This movie just got better.
Hat tip to this month’s Consultant magazine.