I have diverticular disease, can I have Purition?
Yes! We've had plenty of feedback from customers with diverticular disease, who reported that they get on very well with Purition. But if your GP or dietitian has made specific recommendations for you to temporarily avoid eating nuts, please refer to them for further advice.
Following a medical diagnosis of diverticular disease, you will be advised to eat healthy, balanced diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
This is because a high fibre diet can help to ease and manage symptoms of diverticular disease. A serving of Purition contains around 7g fibre, and so, can be a valuable addition to your diet.
However, we'd recommend gradually increasing your fibre intake over the course of a few weeks to will prevent side effects associated with a high fibre diet, such as bloating and flatulence. You could start with a serving of Purition (40g) every other day for the first week and then work your way up to a daily serving the week after.
Aim for at least 5 portions of vegetables and fruits (mostly vegetables), as these will help you to achieve the target of 30g of fibre per day. You could even add some fresh or frozen berries to your daily Purition.
Try to drink plenty of fluids, as this will help with any potential side effects of diverticular disease, as well as keeping you hydrated.