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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. …

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