What is Psyllium?
Psyllium is one of the simplest, healthiest and most effective herbs for weight control.
By adding psyllium it fills you with fibre, reducing appetite without over stimulating the nervous system.
Psyllium seed husks, also known as ispaghula, isabgol, or psyllium, are portions of the seeds of the plant Plantago ovata, (genus Plantago), a native of India and Pakistan.
Psyllium seed Husk Benefits:
Psyllium is beneficial to intestinal health. It contains a spongy fiber that reduces appetite, improves digestion and cleanses the system, making it an excellent choice for healthy dieting.
Psyllium can affect your heart by lowering blood pressure, improving lipid levels, and strengthening heart muscle. It also helps in lowering cholesterol and risk of heart disease.
Research shows that by adding 5 grams of psyllium a day can help patients with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar. Another study of men with type 2 diabetes found similar results.
Every 100 grams of psyllium provides 71 grams of soluble fiber; a similar amount of oat bran would contain only 5 grams of soluble fiber.
Psyllium is the key ingredient for Gluten Free Baking:
By adding psyllium to gluten free baked good recipes helps bind the flours, helping to make breads, cakes and cookies less crumbly.
You do not need psyllium for all gluten-free baked goods, think about the baked goods that truly rely on gluten — breads, pizza dough, rolls, pasta etc.
Add about 1 T psyllium per 1 cup of home milled flour.
Other recipes which include psyllium:
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