FIBERTALK contains psyllium husk, a rich source of dietary fibre, along with banana and orange. FIBERTALK makes it easy and convenient to ensure you get adequate and balanced intake of both soluble and insoluble fibre every single day.
On average, we need about 20 to 35 grams of dietary fibre every day, but research shows that most people only get about 15 grams of daily fibre or less.
Our digestive tract cannot accept too much of a single type of fibre, regardless of whether it’s soluble or insoluble fibre. Only a balanced intake of both soluble and insoluble fibre can effectively aid in digestion.
Consuming adequate dietary fibre can help purge toxins in your body, maintain cleanliness of the intestinal tract and give your skin a youthful glow. Soluble fibre helps to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood, and insoluble fibre helps to enhance digestion and aid metabolism.
A lack of fibre causes various harmful effects on your body, such as overwork on the liver, impairing your body’s ability to clear toxins. This may force toxins to be excreted through the skin and other detoxifying organs, leading to acne, rashes, eczema, dullness, and unhealthy skin.
Dietary fibre is found in plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains. Animal products like meat, dairy milk and eggs contain NO fibre.
|Dietary Fibre Content of Common Foods|
|Food (100 g)||Dietary Fibre Content (grams)|
|Brussels sprouts (cooked)||3|
|White rice (cooked)||0|
- Vegetarian and vegan friendly
- Tested for heavy metals and pesticides
- Lactose free
- Preservative free
- Produced in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certified facility
- Formulated with the science of Nutritional Immunology
Main ingredient in FIBERTALK: Psyllium husk
Psyllium used to be grown for mucilage, which is a thick, sticky substance produced by plants for water storage, seed germination, and food reserves. Psyllium husk is the outer covering of the psyllium grain, much like bran is the outer coating of grains of wheat.
The mucilage of psyllium absorbs excess water and stimulates normal bowel elimination. As true dietary fibre, it can help reduce the symptoms of both constipation and mild diarrhea.
Psyllium husk and fibre for weight loss
One study found in an International Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology found that the mucilage in psyllium husk forms an indigestible, non-absorbable gel, which increases the viscosity of the meal and slowing down the time it takes for the stomach to empty after a meal. This causes you to feel full longer, and therefore, eat less.
Psyllium husk and fibre for colon health
Bacteria in the gut ferment unabsorbed dietary fibre, producing end products like butyrate. Butyrate has anti-neoplastic effects on human colon cells, in other words, eating high amount of fibre can reduce abnormal proliferation of cells that causes lump or tumour in the colon.
Psyllium husk and fibre for intestinal and gut health
High fibre, especially fibre that is fermented in the colon, is important for the cultivation of natural microflora of your intestinal tract (your gut).
These microorganisms digest different fibres and release byproducts of their digestion process that are beneficial to the body, so it’s important to keep these microorganisms flourishing in the gut with enough fibre for them to eat.
Psyllium husk and fibre to lower glucose levels
Study shows that psyllium in your diet helps control glucose concentration and insulin levels in the blood, thereby lowering the risk of developing diabetes.
Psyllium husk and fibre to lower the ‘Hunger Hormone’
The same study shows that psyllium significantly lowers ghrelin, or the ‘hunger hormone’, which is produced in the stomach and sends signals to your brain telling you when you should eat.
The importance of fibre in your daily diet
In this age of processed and refined foods, fibre is one of the first things to go in a typical modern day diet. Statistics from the American Dietetic Association (ADA) indicate that most adults consume less than 15 grams of fibre daily, while the recommended amount is 20 to 30 grams daily.
Remember that fibre performs many functions in your body, and make sure you get the recommended amount each day. Fibre is not just a laxative anymore!