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Psyllium protects the gut from IBD and Crohn’s

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Psyllium, a type of soluble fiber derived from the Plantago plant, can protect the gut from inflammation, such as in IBD (inflammatory bowel disease).

Psyllium fiber activates bile acid that dampens inflammation in the gut, a common characteristic of IBD, say researchers from Georgia State University. They tested different types of fiber on laboratory mice. While other sources of insoluble fiber, such as from oats, nuts and legumes, can benefit gut health, only psyllium showed the ability to improve symptoms of metabolic syndrome and colitis in the study.

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References
Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol, 2023; doi: 10.1016/j.jcmgh.2023.02.007
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