Psyllium husks is the husk of the seed from the Plantago plant – it contains a spongy fibre that reduces appetite, improves digestion and cleanses the system! When combined with water, pysllium husk forms a gel (that is naturally gluten free!) that can help to keep the bowels regular and is far more gentle – and natural – than using a laxative.
Psyllium husks are increasingly popular food supplements used for weight control and intestinal health. Basically, it’s a for anyone who doesn’t get enough fibre from their diet!, usually part of a keto diet.
Pysllium husk is often referred to as a colon cleanser, and as a by-product of this – a natural weight loss tool. Once taken, it will bulk and form a mass in the colon, as this is transported through the intestinal tract – taking waste with it – the
husks will ‘scrub’ the intestines clean as they move along.
If taken before a meal, the husks will have time to expand giving a full feeling, helping to prevent overeating!
Due to the bulking nature of psyllium husks, it is essential to ensure you drink enough liquid as otherwise this product may swell up and could obstruct the throat. Psyllium husks are not advised for those who have ever suffered from oesophageal narrowing or swallowing difficulties.
This natural source of soluble fibre offers an easy way to increase vital fibre intake, alongside a varied and balanced diet!