All types of fiber can be good for the heart. The American Heart Association says that dietary fiber can improve cholesterol, and lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
Psyllium’s unique 70:30 ratio of soluble to insoluble fiber not only provides digestive benefits, but it also supports a healthy heart. The soluble fibers found in psyllium fiber have shown to be particularly effective in reducing blood triglycerides (a type of fat), blood pressure, and the risk of heart disease.
First, let’s start with a quick science lesson...
Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, comes from the food you eat. Your body creates blood sugar by digesting food into a sugar that circulates in your bloodstream. Blood sugar is used for energy, however the sugar that isn’t immediately needed to fuel your body gets stored in cells for later use. When you maintain a diet high in refined carbs and junk food, this excess sugar and overproduction of insulin (a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels) becomes toxic for your body.