One of the herbal products I like to use to help keep my heart healthy and my blood sugar levels is Yerba Prima Psyllium Husk Powder. It is easy to take because it mixes well with liquids and foods. It also helps keep the colon clean to prevent cancer of the colon.
Yerba Prima Psyllium Husk Powder comes in a large 12 ounce brown plastic jar. It typically cost between $5 and $11 depending on what health food store or herbal store you get it at. The psyllium husk powder is soft like flour but has a brownish tan color like wheat. It does have a slightly oat nutty flavor to it, but the flavor does change depending on what you mix the powder with. Sometimes there is not even a taste at all. This psyllium husk powder is only made from organic psyllium seed husks and contains no glutens, dyes or sweeteners.
The I prefer to take psyllium husk powder is adding 1 tablespoon to a 12 ounce glass of milk and blending the two together in a smoothie machine or blender to help smooth out the gritty texture of the husk. After I simply drink down the psyllium husk powder mixed in with the milk for a healthy beverage for breakfast or snack. The other day I added 2 tablespoons of the powder into my boxed banana bread mixture and baked it into the bread to help me get some extra fiber into my diet. I barely even knew the powder was in my bread, but I did notice my banana bread was very moist. I have also taken 1 tablespoon of the powder and added it into the strawberry smoothie I was making and I couldn’t even taste it at all. You can add it to oatmeal or other quick breads if you don’t prefer taking it in liquid form.
Some of the health benefits you will receive from taking psyllium husk powder are lower cholesterol levels, stable blood sugar levels and freedom from constipation and diarrhea. The main reason people use psyllium husk powder is to help promote regularity with bowel movements. Psyllium husk is natural fiber that keeps the waste moving promptly from the intestines so it does not sit around and cause cancer or illness. The more fiber in your diet the softer and bulkier your stools will be which makes stools easier to pass. Another main reason people take this dietary fiber supplement is to keep their heart healthy by keeping their cholesterol levels low.
I would recommend before taking psyllium husk powder you talk to your doctor first to make sure it is right for you. Some people do have allergic reactions to psyllium husk so you want to make sure if you are you don’t use this fiber supplement at all. If you get the okay from the doc I would recommend Yerba Prima Psyllium Husk Powder as a dietary fiber supplement because it has worked well for me. I do hope those hope those of you who try this powder supplement enjoys the way it works for you too.