Organic Psyllium Powder
Psyllium husk is an edible soluble fiber and prebiotic, perhaps best known for it’s colon cleansing abilities. Often referred to as a bulking fiber, psyllium is able to hold up to to 16 times its dry volume in water!
Once ingested, it expands, forming a gel-like mass by drawing water in from the colon. It then promotes easy, healthy elimination by sweeping waste out of the colon more quickly and efficiently.
In comparison to over the counter chemical laxatives psyllium husk is ‘non habit forming’ with no known side effects. Studies have also shown that psyllium is safe, well-tolerated and improves glycemic control for people with diabetes.
Since the fibre in psyllium husk absorbs loads of water, make sure to drink enough water when taking psyllium husk so your digestive tract is optimally hydrated. Just add 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk to a glass of water, coconut water or juice.
Bulk up the nutritional content of your smoothies by adding in a tablespoon of psyllium. You won’t even notice it in there but your body will thank you for it.
Depending on how you have your oats, say you do 1 cup, that’s 10 grams of fibre right there. Add in 1 tablespoon of psyllium, that adds around another 5 grams of fibre. Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and you’ve boosted the fibre content another 5 grams. That’s a total of 20 grams of fibre and it isn’t even 10am!
Psyllium husk is also an inexpensive binding agent. Just a half teaspoon of psyllium husk per serving is going to be enough to thicken your favourite recipes.
Psyllium husk is a popular ingredient in breads.
Organic Psyllium Husk
Product of India - Certified Organic Product
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.