Cereals with less than 5 g but more than 2 g of fiber per serving are in the medium range. The following cereals have a low content of fiber: Cream of Wheat and Malt-O-Meal: 1 g per cup. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Product 19, Apple Jacks, Cocoa Crispies, and Smacks: 1 g per cup.
Vegetable juice with pulp or seeds should be avoided, and smooth vegetable juice should be limited to 4 ounces per day. Gas-forming vegetables such as cabbage, sauerkraut, peppers, broccoli, beets, mushrooms, onions, okra, lima beans, parsnips and Brussels sprouts should also be avoided with diverticulitis, too.
A diverticulitis diet usually begins with clear liquids or foods such as gelatin and broth to provide a little nourishment and some fluids while giving the irritated bowel a chance to rest and heal. The next step is low-fiber foods such as canned or cooked fruits, canned or cooked vegetables, eggs, fish, poultry and refined or white bread.