How to Incorporate Psyllium Husk into Your Diet
Psyllium Husk is a popular dietary supplement these days, but I discovered it by chance. I ran across a nice gluten free bakery Karen’s and their cupcakes were just delicious. Karen’s Gluten Free Living sweets are not only gluten free, but also dairy free and contain only natural sugars.
Plus, their prices are affordable too: cupcakes, donuts and brownies cost $4.50. A slice of their signature cake costs $8, a cinnamon roll is just $6. The price of cookies starts from as low as $1.50 and up to $4.50 for Chocolate Diablo and Ginger Love.
In fact, I liked Karen’s cupcakes so much that I even started ordering them online at karensglutenfreeliving.com from time to time when we wanted a sweet bite. They have a nice selection cookies, cupcakes, brownies, breads and mixes to choose from and we have already come up with our Karen’s favorites.
Getting to know Karen’s Gluten Free Living got me to research the ingredients that gluten free bakeries use.
I was very curious to find out what they use and how the ingredient list is different from that of regular baked goods.
I discovered that sticking to gluten free diet is a healthier choice, especially if you tend to suffer from various allergic reaction. My younger son is allergy prone, and he loves baked products very much. I decided to switch to gluten free baked products and even started baking gluten free cupcakes at the weekend. I tried various gluten free recipes, but in most cases my cupcakes would fall apart. In one of online recipe reviews I’ve read that adding Psyllium Husk to the cupcake pastry helps solve this problem.
Without thinking long, I purchased Organic India Psyllium Whole Husk Fiber in the nearest grocery store and added it to the cupcake pastry next time and, Oh my God, my cupcakes turned out just great!
Now I always add Psyllium Husk when I bake gluten free cupcakes and bread. Psyllium Husk acts as a natural binder and due to this secret ingredient, all my baked products are a success now.
After switching to gluten free bread and baked products I noticed that allergic reaction my son had in the past have become less, my digestive system was thankful as I got rid of constipation. I kept reading information about the benefits of gluten free diet and learnt that many scientists, including Dr Perlmutter, have proved that gluten consumption affects the health of human brain in a negative way.
Another my discovery is that Psyllium Husk, as an extra source of fiber, can be added to the diet separately. I don’t bake cupcakes daily but adding Psyllium Husk to my morning eating routine has a positive effect, so I took it as a healthy habit to have 1 tablespoon of Psyllium Husk mixed with water before breakfast.
Having plain Psyllium Husk powder is not very tasty and you had better add it to organics smoothies and shakes, but if you need it quick there is a better solution - ColonBroom. This dietary supplement has strawberry flavor and is quite delicious on its own. I purchased it and have been using it in the morning for about a month already. I like the result: no constipation, regular stool and 2 pounds less.
I’ve so glad I came into that Karen’s Gluten Free Living café and learnt about the benefits of having gluten free diet and later discovered healthy properties of Psyllium Husk. Now I always have these two bottles in my kitchen drawer: Organic India Psyllium Whole Husk Fiber to add to my homemade cookies and cupcakes and ColonBroom to use as a dietary supplement to cleanse colon and prevent gaining weight.