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Diverticulitis, is a condition in which divercula are perforated and become infected and inflamed.   Diverticula are saclike, pea- or grape-sized protrusions in the intestinal wall. They typically form if an individual suffers from frequent constipation.   Eating a low-fiber diet, as is typical in USA may contribute to the development of diverticulitis. Without sufficient fiber to soften and add bulk, stools are harder to pass. Greatly increased pressure is required to force small portions or hard, dry stool through the bowel. This rise in pressure can cause pouches to form. Also because the wall of the large intestine often weakens as person ages, this is a condition affecting older rather than younger people. Smoking and stress make symptoms worse; In fact this is a classic example of a stress-related disorder. Recommendations: Alfalfa is a good natural source of vitamin K and valuable minerals. Which are often deficient in people with intestinal disorde

Anti-Inflammatory Menu

Anti-Inflammatory Menu Dietary Tips Aim for variety Include as much fresh food as possible Minimize your consumption of processed foods and fast food Eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables Aim for 40 to 50 percent from carbohydrates, 30 percent from fat, and 20 to 30 percent from protein in your caloric intake Try to include carbohydrates, fat, and protein at each meal Carbohydrates The majority of your carbs should be in the form of less-refined, less- processed foods with a low glycemic load. Reduce your consumption of foods made with wheat flour and sugar, especially bread and most packaged snack foods (including chips and pretzels). Eat more whole grains such as brown rice and bulgur wheat in which the grain is intact or in a few large pieces. These are preferable to whole wheat flour products, which have roughly the same glycemic index as white flour products.    Eat more beans, winter squashes, an