I have been a Huel user now for a few months and I’m getting on pretty well with it. A friend of mine has recently joined the Forever Living network and has been trying to sell me some of the powdered stuff. She sent me a message last night (below) and I was wondering if anyone could give me their feedback on this.
Someone on the forever site is discussing Huel against our shake…
Huel is powdered food & therefore massively processed, which means most the nutrients from the ingredients are depleted. It’s then got a lot of artificially made vitamins pumped in to it to make it “nutritionally complete” - I.e. they try to stick to RDI of certain nutrients and say to you “if you drink this X amount of times a day, you will have Y% of your nutrient intake sorted for you… blah blah”
Also, the fact that the “powdered food” lasts for around 12 months in terms of a use by date, it means it’s also packed full of preservatives, which actually means it’s doing more harm than good as preservative overload can contribute massively to visceral fat, which is serious long-term. Visceral fat is the fat around your organs in simple terms. Not to mention the fact that preservatives have to be used, which in turn also makes the product less nutritionally beneficial.
**What irritates me the most about this company is that they promote REPLACING meals with this drink they produce. If health is of utmost importance, I would stay away from any company that encourages you to skip meals for shakes - absolute nonsense! You cannot get a nutritionally balanced & healthy lifestyle/diet without eating fresh, wholesome food. **
If your friends are asking you what the difference is - it’s massive and it’s simply incomparable to our product. I would ask your friends what attracts them about Huel, and why they are looking in to drinking a shake in the first place.
**If the answer is that they can’t be bothered to cook and want an easy way out, they’re not looking for health they’re looking for convenience, and that’s not your customer. **
If they’re truly interested in health, then explain the above to them.
Also worth noting that our shakes are sourced from ingredients and combined so that there is optimum absorption of nutrients into our bodies too.
I would also recommend getting them to try both and see what they prefer as I’ve heard the Huel ones taste vile!