Is Psyllium a Prebiotic?

Is Psyllium a Prebiotic?

While all (or nearly all) prebiotics are some type of fiber or complex carbohydrate, not all types of fibers are prebiotic. Psyllium is certainly a fiber, but is psyllium a prebiotic? The short answer, using a narrow definition, is “no.” The longer answer, using a broader definition, is increasingly “yes.” But to understand this,...