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Old 11-02-2003, 11:00 PM   #1
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diverticulitis and yogurt

i recently had emergency colon resection surgery due to diverticulitus and i know that i need to increase my fiber intake from now on and increase my veggies etc(yuck) but i've been told to drink alot of water and have yogurt, i have been eating yoplait yogurt both the custard and whips variety, id like to know are some yogurts better for you i know they help you with good bacteria but im clueless as to if different brands are better for you or supply u with more, and also how often should i have it any help would be appreciated and if theres anything else i can eat to help my digestive track in the future so i can lower my chances of diverticulitis again

 
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Old 11-03-2003, 07:54 AM   #2
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some yogurts better for you i know they help you with good bacteria but im clueless as to if different brands are better for you or supply u with more, and also how often should i have it any help would be appreciated and if theres anything else i can eat to help my digestive track in the future so i can lower my chances of diverticulitis again
Yoplait, like many commercial brands, has stabilizers which, in my experience, decrease the impact of the bacteria, even if more have been added. Personally, I like Hawthorne Farm or Seven Stars the best, otherwise Brown Cow or Stonyfield. I have one cup about five days a week. But increasing yogurt is one of the first things I do if I have not been eating so well and am feeling a little sluggish.

I was never big on veggies either before my resection, now (four years later) I could not live without them. I'm even eating things like kale! I find it helpful to have some veggies and fruits raw. Some people add high fiber cereals, but I find that irritating on my system.

Also, for me it is not just a matter of increasing fiber . . . things go much better if I do not eat much processed food that has close to zero fiber.

 
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