Why consume Indian plantain fibres?
Indian plantain seed husks are an increasingly popular dietary supplement used to control weight and normal bowel function. Basically, this is a great thing for anyone who is consuming too little fibre.
Indian plantain or. Psyllium are the seed husks from the Plantago plant. Psyllium contains a lot of insoluble fibre, which swells in contact with water and creates a gel that helps us reduce appetite, improve digestion and cleanse the digestive system.
How it works?
Psyllium can be named as “intestinal cleansing broom”. When we consume Indian plantain, it forms a gel in the intestine and cleanses it.
Because these fibres are not digestible, they stay longer in the stomach and intestines, thus improve digestive functions, as well as stimulate the nerve endings in the intestines, which promotes peristalsis. Due to the accelerated peristalsis, the stool softens which makes it easier to pass. This is very beneficial for people with haemorrhoids as it relieves their pain when defecating.
We recommend consuming Indian plantain at least half an hour before a meal, as this will give the husks time to expand and thus prevent overeating.
Benefits of Indian plantain
Helps with weight loss
Because psyllium fibres forms a gel, they are a great for those who want to lose some weight. If you take it together with water before a meal, you will create a feeling of satiety in your stomach. Besides, Indian plantain also lowers cholesterol level and blood pressure.
A rich source of dietary fibre
Low-carb, high-protein diets often eliminate grains, whole grains and fruits from the diet, which means that the amount of dietary fibre is greatly reduced. Plantain’s husks are an excellent source of fibre. A teaspoon of psyllium contains about 4g of fibre, making it perfect to quickly increase fibre intake.
Busy lifestyle is often the main reason we don’t get enough fibre from our diet. Introducing plantain into your diet can be a simple trick to get rid of quite a few problems. However, do this gradually, because sudden consumption of too much fibre can cause bloating, stomach cramps, and gases.
Proper bowel function is essential to prevent problems such as constipation (and possible haemorrhoids) that can greatly affect our well-being.
The husks of Indian plantain seeds help ensure that you consume enough fibre and thus maintain a healthy digestive system.
Helps control the blood sugar
Fluctuations in blood sugar levels can be dangerous for both -people with diabetes and those without. People without diabetes must be careful not to develop the disease. Introducing more soluble fibre into your diet can help reduce the rise in blood glucose levels – especially after meal!
How? Although dietary fibres are known as carbohydrates, the body does not break them down into sugar molecules, like the other carbohydrates.
Therefore, individuals with diabetes can improve control of blood sugar levels by increasing the amount of soluble fibre.
Recommended daily amount
It is recommended to gradually introduce fibres to the body, in order to avoid unwanted symptoms such as bloating, flatulence and stomach cramps. We suggest starting with 3g (a teaspoon) of plantain with 2dcl of water, once to twice a day. Later, increase your intake to a maximum of 1 tablespoon per day. It is important to drink enough fluids during this time.
Psyllium is a gluten-free dietary fibre!
Indian plantain seed husks are also excellent for baking, and are often used as an ingredient in gluten-free recipes. The husks prevent the baking products from becoming dry and brittle. So, if you are gluten intolerant this could be your magic ingredient.
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