Isabgol For Belly Fat Loss

This article is all about a natural fiber supplement called Isabgol or Psyllium Husk. Psyllium is a form of fiber made from the husks of the plantago ovata plant’s seeds. In India, it is famous with the name Isabgol, it’s commonly known as referred laxative name. Mainly consumed to treat constipation, isabgol has a number of other health benefits. Isabgol has high laxative properties and it contains both insoluble and soluble fiber. Isabgol swells upto 10 times when added to water. It is thus a very good prebiotic and is wonderful for the gut health

Some basic facts

  • 1 tsp isabgol contains roughly about 3 grams fiber that is 2 gram soluble and 1 gram insoluble fiber
  • It is very good for treating constipation
  • It also helps in clearing out toxins from the body
  • It is powerful detoxifier and it also assists in improved digestion in the body
  • Isabgol supports gastrointestinal health
  • Due to it’s laxative properties, it helps lubricate the stomach as well
  • Fiber present in Isabgol helps in digestion and nutritional absorption in the body

Some other properties

  • Isabgol is low in calories
  • It helps reduce acidity, heartburn and inflammation
  • It also helps treat the metabolic syndrome

Some other benefits

  • Isabgol helps build strong immunity (60 % immunity in our gut)
  • It treats high BP and reduces bad cholesterol
  • It is good for the heart and pancreas
  • It lowers blood glucose
  • Helps treat IBS
  • Isabgol is antacid in nature
  • Isabgol is beneficial for ladies suffering from excessive bleeding during periods
  • It is helpful for females having white discharge issues

How to consume ?

  • Now a days, it is even fortified in atta and cereals
  • You can add it to atta, pancakes, smoothies, cakes and kheer
  • It can be used to thicken soups and gravies
  • Isabgol is available in husk, powder and capsule
  • Whenever you intend start taking isabgol, you must increase your water consumption greatly
  • Best time to consume it is at night or early morning
  • For acidity and heartburn, you can mix it in clay pot water and then consume it
  • For constipation, have 1/2 tsp with warm water or milk at night
  • For lose motions, mix it in curd and then consume it

Dosage

  • Dosage of upto 7 grams is considered safe
  • Average of 5-10 grams and 3 grams extra with probiotics is safe to consume
  • This roughly amounts to around 1 tsp for adults and 1/2 tsp for kids

Side Effects

  • Excess or unchecked consumption may lead to bloating, diarrhea, inflammation, vomitting and cramps
  • It might also result in stomach pain and may aggravate stomach ulcers
  • It should not be consumed during pregnancy
  • Kidney patients should avoid consuming it
  • Isabgol may interfere with use of certain medicines
  • It kills appetite
  • Extensive use may have adverse effect on the intestine
  • Extended use may also lead to gassy stomach, it is recommended to give sufficient break in usage of isabgol
  • Isabgol is empty fiber with no other nutrient, you should aim to get your fiber from vegetables and fruits

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