Want to be healthy? Get more fiber in your diet. Reduce the risk of diverticulitis by adding high fiber-containing foods to each of your meals. Adding fiber is equivalent to adding health, therefore, try to squeeze in half of your plate with high fiber content. Binge on some fiber rich biscuits and other fiber-based oatmeal’s and cereals.
However, this doesn’t mean that you fill your tummies with a lot of fiber products at once, since its overdose can cause bloating, diarrhea, rebound nausea, abdominal cramping and other health issues. The gut can have hitches processing all that bacterium found in fiber. Processing new fiber filled food can be distressing at first but afterwords it becomes a habit, and these problems vanish as soon your digestive system and tract get accompanied with high fiber foods and content.
Adding fiber intelligently and gradually to your diet would do the trick. Try to add just one more portion of a high-fiber food to your daily diet for a week then check or consult a doctor on how your body adjusts or feels due to the increased consumpton. If everything stays good then add another serving of the fiber content in your food portions. Continue this pattern until the daily quota of fiber is achieved.
Also note that drinking plenty of water and fluids is necessary, about 16 ounces of liquids/water at least 4-5 times per day. Accumulation of the liquid content and increase of water, helps the fiber to pass through the digestive tracks and digestive system easily providing comfort plus eradicating stomach ache and distress.
Here are some additional instructions that can help you make the conversion to a higher-fiber diet.