Instead of relying on supplements that cost a lot and may include some artificial additives in them, we encourage you to try this natural alternative- Psyllium Husk. Just 1 tablespoon of Psyllium contains a hefty 5 grams of fibre!
What is Psyllium?
Psyllium is a type of natural fibre made from the husk of a plant’s seeds called Plantago Ovata. Psyllium is best known for its colon cleaning ability (also understood as a laxative).
Benefits of Psyllium Husk
1. Relieves constipation
First thing first, psyllium is very popular for its ability to relieve constipation. Psyllium works as a bulk-forming laxative, meaning it soaks up water in your guts and improve bowel movements. The great thing is, it doesn’t create flatulence!
One study found that psyllium had a greater effect than wheat bran on the moisture, total weight and texture of stools! (psyllium is just great)
If you haven’t visited the toilet for quite some time now, try and consume psyllium
Other than that, psyllium husk surprisingly can aid in lowering total cholesterol and LDL. Psyllium is able to bind to fat and bile acids, which promotes its excretion from your body, directly improving your heart health.
3. Lower blood sugar level
You may feel surprised that psyllium can actually lower your blood sugar level, right? The reason why psyllium husk can potentially lower your blood sugar level is that fibre supplementation is shown to reduce or control glycemic response after a meal. This applies to various soluble dietary fibres, and psyllium is one of them.
Now that you’re aware of the advantages of consuming psyllium, how do you consume it?
How to Consume Psyllium Husk
The easiest method is to just combine one to two teaspoons of psyllium husk in water and take it once either in the daytime or before sleeping! *You can add it in coconut water or juices, simple as that!
Also, you can blend psyllium husk into your smoothie, turning it into a superfood smoothie! Other than that, you can add it into your oatmeal, superfood oatmeal! Giving you that extra touch of nutrients and benefits.
But remember to down it with lots of water- as it absorbs a lot of water from your body.
Is There Such Thing as Too Much Psyllium?
The answer is yes, there is such a thing. However, you can easily feel it when you are overdoing it- you’ll feel pretty bloated.
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