Harvard Health Blog
Avoiding nuts and seeds for better gut health? You shouldn’t
Avoiding nuts and seeds for better gut health? You shouldn’t By: Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter Nuts and seeds are important components of a healthy diet. But if you have diverticula — little pouchlike structures that sometimes form in the muscular wall of the colon and bulge outward — you may worry about nuts or seeds getting stuck in those little pockets, which can cause a painful infection called diverticulitis.