Like many people, I suffer from pre-hypertension, so to combat that, in my regular diet, I usually ingest maybe 25% to 40% of the recommended daily allowance of sodium, and I’ve never seen any reason to eat more salt than that. To be honest, even if I wasn’t pre-hypertensive, I’d probably avoid it, as salt has no benefits beyond a minimal 15-20% RDA, from what I can see.
Anyway, I’m considering trying Huel as a way to improve my overall nutrition, and I like the look of Huel Hot & Savory, but can anyone explain to me why Huel Hot & Savory (and many other Huel products) contain so much salt? Is it just used as a preservative, or is there some dietary reason that I’m unaware of?
Given that the FDA considers a per-serving allowance of 20% of the recommended daily allowance of sodium “high”, and given that these meals contain between 17% and 20%, I’m having trouble finding a reason to accept what I consider to be (for me) a concerning amount of salt.
If there’s no reason other than its use as a preservative, do the folks behind Huel plan on reducing the salt contents of their meals in the future? Any links to official statements about this? If so, I may try Huel to see if I like it, with an eye to getting a subscription once the sodium content comes down. If not, I’m thinking I should probably give these products a miss.
Thanks in advance for all replies.