Country of origin: India
Psyllium is a soluble fibre derived from the seeds of Plantago ovata, a herb mainly grown in India.
Because of its excellent water solubility, psyllium can absorb water and become a thick, viscous compound that resists digestion in the small intestine.
Its resistance to digestion allows it to help regulate high cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar levels. It can also aid weight management and relieve digestion issues.
Moreover, unlike some other potent sources of fibre, psyllium is well tolerated.
How to use:
Mix about one spoon to start with water or juice or add to your smoothie. Increase the dosage to 2 spoons or as you feel. Try experimenting with it. It makes really delicious breakfasts or desserts. You can add some dried fruit to it or even cacao and some sweetener and make amazing chocolate porridge/custard type thing. We encourage to use your own imagination and simply play with your creative potential.
It Can Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Psyllium is able to delay food digestion, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. A daily dose of 10.2 grams ingested with meals appears to significantly affect blood sugar levels.
It May Boost Satiety and Aid Weight Loss
Psyllium aids appetite control by slowing down stomach emptying and reducing appetite. Decreased appetite and calorie intake may support weight loss.
It Seems to Be Good for Your Heart
Regular intake of psyllium fiber has been linked to reduced blood pressure, lowered triglycerides levels and reduced risk of heart disease.
It Has Prebiotic Effects
Psyllium is considered a prebiotic fiber. It can promote short-chain fatty acid production and decrease digestive discomfort in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.