Let’s Talk Ingredients: Psyllium Husk
Following the popular series from last month, we are going to continue talking about some of the ingredients used to make Oz Soylent. The ingredient list is clearly written on the product page of each Oz Soylent variant, we also made sure it is clearly visible on each one of Oz Soylent packages.
|Ingredients||Oats, Full Cream Milk, WPI, Maltodextrin, Lecithin Granules, Cocoa Powder, Sunflower Seeds, Psyllium Husk Powder, Linseed Meal, Kale Powder, Lite Salt, Vitamins|
Many of these ingredients may not be familiar to most people, but be assured that all the ingredients used are all natural and can mostly be found on the shelf of Health Food Stores! Today we want to talk about the health benefits of Psyllium Husk, one of the important components of Oz Soylent.
What is Psyllium Husk?
Psyllium husk is the husks of Plantago ovata plant’s seeds. It’s other common names include: ispaghula, isabgol or just psyllium. Native to South Asian countries, Psyllium husks are hygroscopic, which allows them to expand and become mucilaginous.
Psyllium seed husk are indigestible and are a source of soluble dietary fiber and is a common ingredient in soluble fiber supplement and laxative. The fiber it provides prevention to constipation, whilst providing many other benefits to the body.
Psyllium Husk Nutritional Facts:
Each daily amount of Oz Soylent contains about 6 tbspoon of psyllium husk, which provides:
- Energy 1 k Joule
- Protein .5 g
- Fiber 13 g
The Meaning of all these Numbers:
Fiber, fiber, fiber – Bowel Health
About 80% of psyllium husk is just pure, unadulterated fiber. The benefits of fiber is well known to anyone with some knowledge in healthy living. Psyllium Husk is extremely high in soluble fiber. It can soak up water in your guy and makes bowel movements much easier. It also helps promote regularity without increasing flatulence. It can be used as a one-off to ease constipation, or it can be added to your diet to help promote regularity and overall digestive health. There is also a research showing consuming psyllium husk daily alongside prebiotics daily can be a safe and effective way to treat Crohn’s disease.
The fiber found in psyllium husk can also help lower bad cholesterol. Soluble fiber can reduce both “bad” LDL and overall cholesterol, perhaps by binding with cholesterol particles in your digestive system and moving them out of the body before they’re absorbed.
What? This soluble fiber can also assist in weight management? Because psyllium absorbs liquid in your body, it can help give you a feeling of being full. This can help you control the amount of food you eat. Talk to your doctor about the possibility of taking psyllium if they have suggested you lose weight.
Blood Sugar Management
People with risk of diabetes constantly watching their diet to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. There are research suggesting soluble fiber found in psyllium husk can assist in this by maintaining a healthy glycemic balance. This mixed of psyllium husk into your diet helps lower the GI in the food you are consuming, gradualling releasing energy over a longer period of time, helping regulate the blood sugar level.
Psyllium Husk in Oz Soylent
Yes! Every serve of Oz Soylent contains enough benefits from soluble fiber you need. We try to use as much natural ingredients as possible when making Oz Soylent, making the texture slightly coarser than some other shakes in the market, however nothing compares to natural ingredients when we’re talking about eating and living a healthy lifestyle.
For this month only, Oz Soylent is offering a one time $10 off your purchase above $60. Just use the coupon code: psyllium-husk.