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Safe Popcorn for Someone With Diverticulitis?

My Dad has diverticulitis (seed kernels are bad) and popcorn was always his number 1 favorite food. I saw "safe popcorn" on a website the other day and ordered it because it said it was just the ticket for people with diverticulitis. Since then I have began to wonder if it is really safe. They say nothing is virtually hulless.

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And they said to pop the corn and put water in it to see if any husks float up. The brand is Lady Finger. Just wondering if anyone with this malady has been brave enough to try this popcorn and what the results were. Please help soon!

lori macDonald from Marion, AR

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By Patty (Guest Post)
September 15, 20060 found this helpful

I, too, have(it doesn't go away- but does get better)this. If the inflammation has settled down- it is better to leave popcorn, corn, seeds that are not processed, coconut, nuts completely OUT of your diet. If you experienced any pain as I did- no food is worth that and 7 days in the hospital plus over a year trying to get back to normal. Good luck, Patty

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Anonymous
May 8, 20171 found this helpful

I also have had to give up popcorn, nuts, etc. But I found a hull less popcorn that is really good. Comes in several different flavors.

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It is called Cosmos Creations. It is made in Junction City, Oregon. That I can eat. It is really good. Google it to read more about it.

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Anonymous
May 8, 20170 found this helpful

I also have had to give up popcorn, nuts, etc. But I found a hull less popcorn that is really good. Comes in several different flavors. It is called Cosmos Creations. It is made in Junction City, Oregon. That I can eat. It is really good. Google it to read more about it.

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October 31, 20180 found this helpful

My husband has this malady and has been hospitalized three times caused by foods with seeds. He hates that he can't eat some of his favorite seeded foods, but says it's not worth the pain that he has had and the times that he spent in the hospital, seven days each time. Now he will painstakingly remove seed in order to enjoy some of the things he likes, like tomatoes, cucumbers and watermelon. I wouldn't wish diverticulitis on anyone after seeing the pain that he has experienced!

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By patty (Guest Post)
September 15, 20060 found this helpful

Lori: I forgot to tell you that popcorn was my favorite, too, but I haven't eaten it for over 5 yrs. There is really no safe popcorn or nuts or hard seeds!

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Grease and whole kernel corn are no-no's, too! Believe me, the consequences are not worth it! Again, I wish you good luck! Patty

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By Jennifer (Guest Post)
September 15, 20060 found this helpful

I too have had diverticulitis, and I was shocked by all the foods that were deemed off limits! I have talked to doctors since then that have said and by process of elimination, I have concluded that it is not what you eliminate from your diet, but what you ADD! Fiber--lots of fiber! And my doctor has said you can't get too much fiber. Just be sure to add it slowly to your diet or you will be very uncomfortable. I take some stuff from Vitamin Shoppe called Fiber Force that has been a miracle! I can now eat popcorn as long as I have my daily fiber, just eat in moderation (as with anything), and you should be alright. Also, check out www.drweil.com and do a search on diverticulitis, and see what he has to say about it. Good luck!

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March 18, 20170 found this helpful

fiber streches the colon and the feces clean it out as they go through so a high fiber diet does work to some degree but popcorn hulls are uniquely shaped so they fit right in the diverticuly pockets s they are ztill a problem.

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glen

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By Dean (Guest Post)
September 15, 20060 found this helpful

I had diverticulitis but had the operation.When I had the problem it did'nt matter what I ate the problem would pop up.Sometimes a food would cause the problem and the next time it would'nt.When I was first diagnose with diverticulitis over 50 years ago I was told not to eat any thing with seeds or fiber.When I had the operation about 10 years ago the doctors told me that information no longer holds true.Eat fiber and nuts but stay away from creamy item.

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September 15, 20060 found this helpful

Patty I thank you for writing and taking the time to tell me about this issue. I received the hulless popcorn yesterday and did the water test today on it as I had read. All I saw was a bunch of hulls. Dad was a nightly popcorn fanatic pre-diverticulitis.

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Both my parents had this. I am wondering if I am predisposed to getting this, or if how often he ate it was really the key in this. Guess thats a doctor question. You said you loved popcorn a lot too, did you eat it like every night? I appreciate your advice. Thank you so much for your time.

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March 11, 20180 found this helpful

I was diagnose with diverticulosis at 41 after an episode of diverticulosis. Im suspicious of popcorn causing the illness. Doctors say there is no evidence of a certain diet or food causing it but there hasnt been too much research either. I used to eat it almost every night too. The night before I got ill I had corn and popcorn, I believe this triggered the diverticulitis, but I dont know how long I had diverticulosis without knowing it

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April 12, 20190 found this helpful

I was 26 with my first episode of diverticulitis that was 12 years ago and Ive had it about 15 times since. Including being hospitalized for a home in my colon due to the diverticulitis. Every time I have had an issue it has been after trying popcorn again because a doctor told me theres no evidence of popcorn causing it.

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I beilieve my last 12 years has been evidence enough. I really wish someone would figure out a way for a hulless popcorn.

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September 16, 20060 found this helpful

thank you Jennifer for the feedback. I was very excited when I read about you introducing fiber into your diet as monitored by your doctor. I called my dad and had him and the stepmom on the phones at the same time. (He's 78 and forgetful, lol.) I said she is listening cuz you have a bad memory. Read him the info plus more info I googled off of yahoo search engine since you brought up fiber intake. Wow, we couldn't believe it. I could hear the excitement in my Dad's voice and even my stepmom's. Had them write down what was necessary. Her daughter can google the same websites and print off stuff for them to take to the doctor. Like i told my Dad you have to help to doctor yourself seems like, the docs are too busy for every little symptom in all their patients. So, I want them to take the hard copy in for the doctor to see at his scheduled appointment in less than 2 weeks. And like I told him, introduce the fiber slowly and get your doctor's okay. And I told him MODERATION is the key word. because he used to eat it every single night for his supper and I told him you can't do that. I don't remember when I have heard that much excitement out of Dad in years! So, looks like we have hit one out of the ballpark!! He's just gotta play moderatation. He said he sure appreciated all that I am doing, but without everyone's help it wouldn't be possible. So, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for my Daddy.

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September 16, 20061 found this helpful

I love the Fit and Active Cheddar Rice Cake Snacks from Aldi. They taste just like cheese popcorn!

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Anonymous
February 11, 20170 found this helpful

Eating them right now and you are out.

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By Chris (Guest Post)
November 4, 20060 found this helpful

There is a "safe popcorn" out there, but I can't remember the name. I've tried it, it comes in a caramel version and a butter version. It's not really popcorn, basically it's like Corn Pops cereal but more "popcorn" tasting and a little softer. Since it's not real popcorn there are no hard parts. It's really good if you can find it, just watch out for the calories.

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By Ging (Guest Post)
September 26, 20080 found this helpful

I got diverticulitis at the age of 42. I loved all kinds of nuts. There was a time I just had baked peanuts as my lunch meal and I didn't even drink water. After that incident, was rushed to emergency due to severe abdominal pains and the finding was diverticulitis. I added up more fiber now on my diet and so far.. i am back to healthy and normal life. I just wonder if Icould eat nuts again but maybe should chew it thoroughly and drink more water. I wanted to do it but I am afraid of having the attack of diverticulitis. Too bad for me coz nuts used to be part of my daily diet.

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By E.J. (Guest Post)
October 2, 20080 found this helpful

There are findings that say that popcorn and nuts are actually good for people with diverticulitis, not bad as doctors previously thought:
www.medpagetoday.com/.../5702

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Anonymous
March 11, 20160 found this helpful

I love popcorn but don't love the pain of my diverticulitis episodes if I have a bowl. It's not worth the pain

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January 20, 20170 found this helpful

I say that is BS. All of my attacks come after nuts or popcorn. I cut them out of my diet and haven't had an attack since ( 2 years ago).
Oh, and I had tried doing the fiber thing and eating what I wanted, that worked for a short while but ultimately I wound up back in the hospital.

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February 6, 20180 found this helpful

As a 10 year sufferer, having had surgery and continued issues, I would not recommend popcorn or nuts. I had to learn the hard way. The pain and then the infections...... not worth it.

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Anonymous
September 18, 20180 found this helpful

Tiny but Mighty is safe for people with Diverticulitis!

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