I’m am currently sitting on the train to Glasgow to go and see Andrea Bocelli! Eeek! I saw him some years back and absolutely loved it – best concert I’ve ever been to! Very excited!
Moving on, as I mentioned in my previous post is that I have lost more weight than before my 2-week drinking sesh – and there is 2 things that I have added to my diet the last week: Probiotic supplementation and psyllium husk.
Probiotics I’m going to talk more about in a future blog post – it’s a lot to cover, so don’t hold your breath for it.
However, psyllium husk has been a thing I have added to my smoothies every day.
So what is psyllium husk? Simple, it’s fibre. A soluble fibre. It is also known to act as a bulk-forming laxative (not the common laxative you are familiar with – I don’t go to the bathroom six times a day) – but it soaks up water in your gut and helps the bowel system to “clean out” more efficiently. (And can tell you that my bowel movements are a whole new experience now)
You can easily see its effect by adding it to a smoothie or even just water – it will become clay or gel-like if you don’t drink it quick! This might be a good thing to add to acai bowls or smoothie bowls for a thicker consistency.
It is also said to be able to treat or relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS.
Psyllium husk is also considered to help to eliminate waste and ‘toxins’ that are stuck in the intestinal lining (google colon plaque – N.B.: do not do it if you have sensitive stomach!!)
This fibre can also help to regulate blood sugar levels along with decreasing appetite as it slows down digestion.
So where can you get this super fibre? Most health shops will sell it. Holland and Barrett sell it for a decent price, and it will last you for a long time – you will only use a teaspoon or 2 a day! You can also get them in capsules – however, I prefer powder form. I’ve even seen my protein selling it at a very reasonable price.
The one on the picture is from Super Nutrients.
For those who want a super nutrient smoothie recipe – here is the one in the photos:
1 large tsp psyllium husk
1/2 tsp spirulina
handful raspberries (I used frozen – fresh is good too)
1 dl kefir
ca 2dl coconut milk
Add everything into a blender except chia and hemp seeds – Blend until smooth and top up with chia and hemp seeds.