1 ounce has: Calories 91 / Fat 0 g / Carb 22.7 g / Fiber 22.7 g / Protein 0 g
Studies have shown that psyllium relieves constipation. When combined with water, it swells and produces more bulk, which stimulates the intestines to contract and helps speed the passage of stool through the digestive tract.
Due to the fiber in psyllium, it has been shown that a high fiber diet may help lower insulin and blood sugar levels and improve cholesterol levels in people with diabetes.
Studies also show that a diet high in water-soluble fiber is associated with lower triglyceride levels, and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.