Research suggests that consuming seeds and nuts carries no increased risk of diverticulitis.
Consumption of nuts and seeds is a relative contraindication in patients with diverticulosis.
In the past, many physicians recommended avoidance of seeds and nuts because of the possibility that tiny particles would become lodged in a diverticulum, leading to acute diverticulitis. To date, however, there has been no evidence to support this. In fact, research suggests that consuming such foods carries no increased risk of diverticulitis.