A nutritionally complete powdered food formulated by experts, Huel provides the body with everything it needs to function optimally. But, if you’re still not convinced here is 9 reasons why Huel is the meal replacement of the future.
1. First and foremost, Huel is a nutritionally complete powdered food. Simply put, this means that it contains all the RDAs (recommended daily amounts) of all 26 essential vitamins and minerals.
2. It comes in bar form too. Huel not only comes as a powder, but also as bars too.
Having high-quality nutrition in a bar is even more convenient than having it as a powder as it takes away the need to add water and mix. Even if you’re in such a rush that you can’t spare 2 minutes to mix up a Huel meal shake you can conveniently grab a bar and have a tasty snack chuck full of vitamins and minerals. The bars are also very tasty and even more so when paired with a Huel shake #couplegoals.
3. Huel is extremely versatile and is more than just a shake.
Of course, Huel can be easily mixed or blended into a quick and healthy shake, but it’s much more versatile than that. As Huel is produced as a ‘micro fine powder’ it can also be safely used in baking nutritionally packed bake goods such as brownies and cakes. Check out Huel’s very useful how-to-use guide here.
4. Huel is made in the UK.
The product is produced and packaged in the UK in Huel’s Devon based facility. As it is made in the UK Huels is bound by the strict regulations imposed by UK’s Food Standards Agency, so you can trust what’s on the label and what’s inside the package.
5. Huel is blended and packaged in the UK, at our state-of-the-art facility in Devon. Here it is produced in accordance with the UK’s rigorous food production regulations. They are an ISO9001:2008 certified manufacturer.
6. It’s tasty and filling.
As I mentioned in our Huel Review, the powder is very tasty when mixed with water and it’s not overly sweet.
On top of the taste, Huel is also mainly made of oats. Oats are naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI) scale. What is Glycemic Index? According to the University of Sydney:
“The glycemic index (or GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar (glucose) levels after eating. Foods with a high GI are those which are rapidly digested, absorbed and metabolised and result in marked fluctuations in blood sugar (glucose) levels. Low GI carbohydrates – the ones that produce smaller fluctuations in your blood glucose and insulin levels – is one of the secrets to long-term health, reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It is also one of the keys to maintaining weight loss”.
The fact that it is low GI means that it won’t give you a sugar crash and it will keep you satiated for longer.
7. It’s good for both weight loss and weight gain.
It’s a game of numbers really. Weight loss and weight gain in its simplest form is the number of calories in vs the number of calories out. More specifically, if you ingest more calories than you burn off in your day-to-day then you will gain weight. The opposite goes for if you’re trying to lose weight. So, how does Huel fit into the weight loss/gain equation? It’s simple really. Huel can be used as a useful tool to add on calories as an extra meal or two if you’re trying to put on the pounds. If you’re trying to shed and lose the pounds then Huel can be used as a tasty meal replacement. Huel makes the process of weight management much easier because you know exactly how many calories you’re having with each meal (or bar).
8. It’s got a long shelf life.
Despite its natural ingredients, Huel still has a long shelf life. Which means less waste and more use for your money. They state that their powder can last for up to a year when unopened. Once opened, that figure cuts in half and lasts up to 6 months. To full to finish the shake? Not to worry. A prepared Huel shake is good for 24 hours when in the fridge.
9. Huel’s protein is highly digestible.
Protein is one of the most important parts of our diet. That’s why it’s also very important that the proteins that you eat are high quality, and thus easily digestible. The fact that many proteins leave you with a bad stomach can be an indication of the quality of the protein they are using in their powders.
The main protein sources in Huel powder are pea protein and brown rice protein. Huel states that:
“The pea protein used in Huel has a PDCAAS of 0.82 and the rice protein 0.47. Combined, they have a perfect score of 1.0: more than enough to ensure all amino acids are supplied and that the protein in Huel has high bioavailability”.
In other words, Huel is easily digested by the body and shouldn’t leave you feeling bloated and gassy. I’ve got a very sensitive stomach and cannot take the go-to off the shelf brands like Optimum Nutrition because they just don’t agree with my stomach. So the fact that Huel doesn’t have the same affect definitely lends it my personal stamp of approval.
Read our full review of Huel here.
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