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Vitacost Psyllium Husk Powder -- 5 g - 44 oz


Vitacost Psyllium Husk Powder
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Vitacost Psyllium Husk Powder -- 5 g - 44 oz

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Vitacost Psyllium Husk Powder Description

An easy way to add natural fiber to your diet! Supports colon health, and cholesterol and blood sugar levels already within normal range.*

 

What is Psyllium Husk Powder?


Psyllium Husk Powder is an easy way to add natural fiber to your diet. Simply mix into beverages such as water, juice, milk, rice milk or soymilk. 


Psyllium husk powder is derived from the seed coverings of the Plantago ovata plant. It contains a high amount of soluble fiber. Beneficial bacteria utilize soluble fiber to “fuel” the colon, helping improve the natural elimination process of the body. The health of the colon, like all body systems, is dependent on energy. Psyllium also slows absorption of foods and holds water, supporting healthy, normally formed bowel movements.*


What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Psyllium Husk Powder?

 

  • Promotes colon health.*
  • Promotes healthy formed stools.*
  • Supports proper elimination and normal bowel movements.*
  • When added to a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, psyllium can help promote healthy cholesterol levels.*
  • Supports healthy blood sugar levels within the normal range.*

Why is Vitacost® Psyllium Husk Powder your everyday essential?

 

  • Supplies 5,000 mg of psyllium husk power per teaspoon serving.
  • Easy to use. Mix into water, juice and other beverages.
  • Contains 125 servings per bottle.
  • Incredible value!

NOTE: This supplement should be consumed with at least a full glass of liquid. Consuming this supplement without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not use this product if you have difficulty swallowing.

 

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Directions

As a dietary supplement, take one rounded tablespoon daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional. Stir powder briskly in at least eight (8) ounces (a full glass) of liquid (water, juice, soy/rice milk or milk) and drink immediately. If product becomes too thick while consuming, add more liquid and stir. If minor gas or bloating occurs, reduce the amount you take until your system adjusts. 

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Teaspoon (5 g)
Servings per Container: 250
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories15
Total Carbohydrate4 g1%
   Dietary Fiber4 g14%
Psyllium Husk5 g
Warnings

This food should be taken with at least a full 8 oz glass of liquid. Eating this product without a full glass of liquid may cause choking. Do not use this product if you have difficulty swallowing. Notice to new users: A very small percentage of individuals, particularly health care providers who have been occupationally exposed to psyllium dust, may develop sensitivity to psyllium. This sensitivity may result in an allergic reaction. If you experience a strong reaction with difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention. Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

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Functional Food: Benefits Beyond Basic Nutrition

Many foods feed a growling stomach, taste delicious and provide basic nutrients we need to survive. Then, there are foods that go the extra mile.

Enjoy the Benefits of Functional Food in a Smoothie www.vitacost.com/blog

Functional foods are one of the biggest food trends in eating today. They generally are defined as any fare that provides health benefits beyond basic nutrition, says Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine.

The Institute of Food Technologists says functional foods include a variety of different types of foods, including:

  • Conventional foods
  • Fortified, enriched or enhanced foods
  • Dietary supplements

However, the functional foods trend is more focused on everyday natural foods that also happen to fight disease or improve your health.

"Functional foods might offer protection from developing chronic diseases, or strengthen immunity," says Camire, who is also past president of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Examples of such foods include:

  • Oatmeal, which contains beta glucan, a type of fiber that may lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Soy, a protein that may help prevent or fight heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and symptoms associated with menopause.
  • Garlic, which is associated with numerous benefits, including cancer prevention, antibiotic properties, and lowering of both blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  • Tomatoes, which contain a carotenoid called lycopene, which may reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, such as cauliflower, cabbage, garden cress, bok choy and Brussels sprouts. These have cancer-prevention properties.
  • Citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits. These are rich in vitamin C, which helps prevent scurvy. They also may help prevent a variety of cancers.
  • Cranberries, which – when consumed in juice form -- long have been known to help with urinary tract infections.
  • Wine and grapes, which appear to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Camire says functional foods have gained in popularity as the population has begun to age.

"The proportion of older adults -- over 50 years old -- is growing all over the world," she says. These adults may live another three or four decades, and many are turning to functional foods to increase their chances for having a comfortable and healthy old age.

"Functional foods are no fountain of youth, (but) some reduce inflammation, improve mood or moderate blood glucose levels," Camire says.

The best functional foods

There is an endless variety of functional foods, and you can learn more about some of the best at the Institute of Food Technologists website.

Camire has her own favorites.

"I'm a big fan of foods that contain anthocyanins, which are red, blue and purple natural pigments found in berries and purple carrots, potatoes, cabbage and other fruits and vegetables," she says.

Camire says anthocyanins are antioxidants that:

  • Act as anti-inflammatory agents
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Improve memory
  • Slow starch digestion to help keep blood glucose low after meals
  • Aid night vision

Camire also likes foods that are rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s work as anti-inflammatories and help lower blood pressure and improve mood.

Sources of omega-3s include fish such as salmon, tuna, herring, mackerel and sardines. Another good source is single-celled algae, which offers vegans access to the two most important omega-3s, EPA and DHA.

Finally, Camire says many kinds of dietary fiber serve as prebiotics, as they are good sources of "food" for probiotic bacteria that support our immune systems and help regulate serum cholesterol.

"Most Americans do not eat enough fiber," Camire says. "Choosing functional foods with added fiber could also help with reducing serum cholesterol and glucose levels and preventing constipation, which is a major health issue for older adults."

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