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5 Essential Nutritional Benefits of Psyllium Husk
Benefits of Psyllium Husk
Commonly found in the fields of Gujarat, psyllium husk, also known as isabgol, is one of the most effective forms of laxative there is. Psyllium husk has a variety of health benefits that we’ve known about for a long time. It’s a common ingredient used in ayurvedic products, to promote wholesome healing. That is why psyllium husk has come to be known as an organic superfood. It is one of the top rated organic health foods due to its abundance, ease of consumption and taste.
Organic psyllium husk is made from the seeds of the Plantago Ovata plant and harvested once a year. You can consume from 1 to 3 tablespoons of psyllium husk every day, depending on your needs. It’s best consumed with around 8 ounces of water, or mixed with fruit juice. You can buy psyllium husk from any store near you, or online from any of the leading marketplaces. Organic Tattva’s range of superfoods and health foods are natural, and come with a promise of purity, so you know they are safe and free from any chemicals. Here are some of the nutritional benefits of psyllium husk:
•High in fibre, it improves your digestive health
Psyllium husk is high in fibre and works great for your digestive system. It is a bulk forming laxative, which means that it soaks up the water in your stomach and eases the movement of bowels. Psyllium is also a prebiotic i.e. it creates colonies for probiotics to grow in. These probiotics are bacteria that fight off foreign and undesirable bacteria, improving your immunity as well.
•Helps reduce your cholesterol levels
Cholesterol is not a matter to be taken lightly. It is caused by an increase in LDL levels in your blood – which is bad for you. Cholesterol presents no symptoms and warning, and hence it can be a silent killer. When not treated, it could lead to stroke and heart attack. Psyllium is a soluble fibre, and can help reduce cholesterol levels. It is especially effective for those above the age of 50, or for people who are battling obesity. By incorporating psyllium in your daily diet, you can reduce the risks of high cholesterol.
•Helps reduce blood sugar levelsDiabetes is a fast growing disease. It is caused when the sugar levels in your blood rise up. Symptoms include frequent urination, hair loss and loss of weight. Diabetes can affect the functioning of your internal organs, which could lead to more permanent damage and can also be fatal. Controlling blood sugar levels is accomplished with a combination of things, such as diet and exercise. Research has suggested that high fibre foods, such as psyllium can help you maintain a healthy glycemic balance.
•Can help you curb your snacking, and aid weight loss
Psyllium forms a gel that covers the walls of your stomach. This tells your body that your stomach is full, making you not feel the urge to snack between meals. This is an excellent supplement to use when you’re on a diet, and have a hard time being disciplined.
•Can help you with IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a big problem with digestive health pertaining to modern lifestyle eating habits. Due to psyllium’s high fibre content, it can help with IBS. It softens the stools and can also alleviate the pain related to hemorrhoids.
Try this wonder husk for a better, more stable life.
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