Psyllium Husks - The Heroes Of Digestive Health
What is Psyllium Husk?
Psyllium husks are the outer husks of the seeds of the Plantageo Ovata plant native to India and Pakistan. It is gluten free and possesses many healing benefits mainly for digestion and bowel related disorders.
Why should I take Psyllium Husk?
Psyllium seed husks are a brilliant source of soluble dietary fibre. In the modern day so many people are lacking in the NHS's directed daily intake of 18 grams of fibre per day. As a result of this, it is not only our digestive health that suffers, but also our bowel movements. Furthermore, the health risks of eating too little fibre range from constipation all the way through to cancer and cardiovascular disease. SO...psyllium husk it up! Not only does it fill you will plentious amounts of fibre, but due to its spongy texture, it reduces your appetite without overstimulating the nervous system, improves digestion, and cleanses the system. Psyllium husks have also been used to assist with irritable bowel syndrome, and constipation as it produces easy bowel movements. But thats not all, from assisting with hemorrhoids, to ulcerative colitis and crohns disease, psyllium husks have countless healing benefits as well as the ability to lower cholesterol!
How can I incorporate Psyllium Husk into my diet?
Its easy! You can take a powder or capsule form with lots of water before meals. You can also sprinkle them over your cereal or incorporate it into gluten free cooking (such as gluten free breads along with chia seeds and flaxseed for added Omega 3 & magnesium). Psyllium husks are also a brilliant binding ingredient because they soak up so much water, try adding them to your baking for a firmer dough consistency.
So whether you just want to give you colon and health kick, or are suffering from bowel related illnesses, psyllium husks could be the answer! Most health food stores now stock psyllium husk in some form or another - we love using this version from Bon Pom
which is available in Planet Organic
& most other health food stores.