How Much Fiber in Psyllium Husk?



According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the mucilage found in psyllium husks is very effective in treating constipation, diarrhea and as a stool softener to aid with hemorrhoids. There was a study published in the October 2009 issue of “European Journal of Clinical Nutrition” that suggested that regular use of psyllium can reduce triglycerides in patients with type II diabetes. Psyllium husks contain 34 percent insoluble fiber and 66 percent soluble fiber while the seeds contain 19 percent fiber and 18.8 percent protein.