Psyllium Husk is a mucilage rich fiber, which is the main ingredient of Metamucil. It is a natural dietary supplement and works best with other natural dietary supplements, especially when used in conjunction with probiotics.
An excellent source of soluble fiber : Excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps with weight control, while insoluble fiber helps with constipation and regular bowel movements. A serving of whole psyllium husk provides 6 grams of the 7g soluble fiber needed daily to effect this beneficial effect on your body.
Digestive. Can be used for both digestive tract problems and intestinal bloating. One serving of whole psyllium husk powder provides 5 grams of this beneficial fiber per serving. The husk is ground into a fine powder which you mix with water or juice and then consume as a tea.
Constipation. Using whole psyllium seed powder or husk can help relieve constipation, providing you the much needed fiber that your body needs to ensure you are satisfied and full.
Baking. Many people suffer from digestive problems due to a lack of fiber, and the high-fiber husk is the perfect replacement for these people. It’s easily absorbed into the system, and it acts like a low-carb, low-sugar alternative to sweeteners. For baked goods such as bread, muffins, and cakes, you can substitute the psyllium husk for the white whole-wheat flour (not whole wheat) in your baked goods. Whole wheat is also easier to digest than its white counterpart.
Energy. Although not as energy enhancing as fiber, the husk does contain a small amount of carbs which provides your body with some energy when combined with the other benefits. Baked goods baked with the husk contain more of this carbohydrate than they do with other forms of flour, making it a great option for breakfast or quick snacks for a hungry day. Since the husk doesn’t take up a lot of space in your meal, you get a large amount of bang for your buck by using Psyllium Husk instead of refined starches and sugars.