Psyllium is a form of fibre made from the husks of the Plantago ovata plant’s seeds. It’s most commonly known as a laxative, but is also used in keto baking or to add to one's daily diet to improve over all health. Research shows that taking psyllium is beneficial to many parts of the human body, including the heart and the pancreas.
Psyllium is a bulk forming laxative.This means it soaks up water in your gut and makes bowel movements much easier and can help promote regularity without increasing flatulence. It can be used as a one-off to ease constipation, or it can be added to your diet to help promote regularity and overall digestive health.
Psyllium is also a prebiotic— a substance needed for healthy colonies of probiotics to grow in the gut. A healthy colony of good bacteria in the digestive system is essential for healthy immune function. Your body is better able to fight infection, reduce inflammation and maintain healthy tissue and cells.
Besides keeping your bowel movements regular, psyllium has the ability to soften your stool, provided you drink enough water. This can come in handy with short-term ailments, such as constipation.
Research has shown that taking soluble fiber can help people manage their cholesterol levels. Proper cholesterol regulation is important for everyone, but it’s vital for people over the age of 50.
One study shows that at least six weeks of daily psyllium intake is an effective way for people who are obese or overweight to lower their cholesterol with very few side effects.
If you’ve been told that you need to watch your cholesterol, ask your doctor if adding psyllium to a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet will help you.
Numerous studies have shown that fibre like psyllium, taken as part of a healthy diet, can help lower a person’s risk of heart disease. Psyllium can affect your heart by lowering blood pressure, improving lipid levels, and strengthening heart muscle.
We use psyllium seed husks in our bread, buns,wraps and keto muffins.
We want to make it available to you so you can also enjoy its health benefits.