Psyllium husk refers to the outer portion of the seeds of Plantago ovata, a plant in the plantain family. The husk is extremely hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs many times its weight in water. As a supplement, psyllium is a source of soluble fiber that improves transit time in the gut. As such, psyllium is a featured ingredient in over-the-counter laxatives and fiber supplements such as Metamucil.
Powdered psyllium husk is also used as a thickening agent in foods. The powder is also used as a binding agent in gluten-free baking mixes.
You can make a tea out of or add to a drink or smoothie of your choice.
• High in fibre • Lowers cholesterol • Lowers blood pressure • Aids weight loss • Promotes healthy bowel movement
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