Organic Psyllium Husk Powder (IBS, Natural Fibre, Reduce Appetite)
Psyllium Husk Powder
About Psyllium Husk
Psyllium husk is a dietary fibre that is a derivative of the plant genus plantago ovata. It is mostly known for its high level of fibre content and it has a lot of positive influence on the body, one of the main ones being its cleansing ability. Psyllium also goes by the name Ispaghula. It helps to cleanse the intestinal tract as it moves along. The plant from which the psyllium seeds come from is known to tolerate very dry and cool climate. It is cultivated in the northern parts of India. This dietary fibre is marketed under several brand names such as Metamucil, Fybogel, Konsyl and Lunelax which is a very popular laxative. Psyllium husks can be taken in powder form and can be bought on shelves as psyllium husk powder. This powder can either be put in water to be taken as a solution or it can be used in baking alongside baked products.
Psyllium husk has several health benefits that can be attributed to it. Some of these benefits include
It helps to relieve constipation
Psyllium husk powder is known to play an important role in helping to relieve the effects of constipation. It helps with the absorption of water which then increases the size and moisture of stools. The larger and moister the stool is, the easier it is excreted. It also helps people with chronic constipation problems by promoting regularity and improving overall bowel movement.
It helps to lower blood sugar level
Since psyllium husk powder is a soluble fiber, it helps to reduce the rise of glucose levels in the blood especially after meals. It also plays a crucial role in controlling glycemic response and also helps to reduce insulin in the body. Psyllium works better because of its unique gel forming fiber that slows the digestion of food thus reducing blood sugar levels and thus it is a regular especially with diabetic patients. It is also advisable to take psyllium husk powder during or after meals so it can have more effect on blood sugar.
Helps in weight loss
Consuming psyllium husk powder helps in weight loss since it creates the feeling of being full. When taken with a glass of water psyllium husk powder helps to keep hunger at bay and therefore one is able to avoid unnecessary meals or skip meals without necessarily feeling hungry. This in turn helps to control the amount of food one gets to eat. This will in turn make the stomach size to reduce naturally thus making one to require less food. Eating just the right amount of food and not excess food helps in weight loss.
Helps to manage cholesterol levels
High levels of cholesterol are bad for the heart. Consuming psyllium husk powder helps to control cholesterol levels by binding fat and bile juice thus enabling their excretion from the body. Since bile was excreted the liver uses more cholesterol in the body to produce more bile thus reducing cholesterol levels even more. Psyllium husk powder thus plays an important role in improving overall heart health.
It is one of the best sources of natural fibre
Psyllium husk powder is a great source of fibre. Compared to other supplements and food, its fibre concentration is very high. Fibre is important in maintaining the digestive tract, cleansing the colon and even reducing the effects of constipation.
How to use
We suggest taking 1 or 2 teaspoons once or twice a day when required. It is recommended to start with a lower serving and gradually increase the intake. We recommend to mix with a large glass of water. It is important to drink plenty of liquids throughout the day when taking Psyllium husks.