The notes on the packet warn that excessive consumption may cause laxative effect. I understand that the Huel bar is not intended to be a direct substitute to the powder.
What is considered excessive consumption?
What is the largest % of diet that you advise being made up of bars?
Which nutrient causes the laxative effect?
What other nutritional imbalances would a 100% Bar diet cause?
I ate two bars per day for a week except one day when I ate four. I would not recommend it. Worst farts I’ve ever produced, and that’s saying a lot. It can also be because of the high fibre content (more than 3 times the one in powdered Huel per calorie!). Now I’m back at 1 per day and everything’s alright.
I’d eat two or three per day if there were no unpleasing gastrointestinal consequences. They’re delicious.
Excessive consumption will vary from person to person. Some people are ok on 4 bars per day, but these should be spread throughout the day, not consumed in one sitting.
There’s no nutrient that causes the laxative effects, but the main ingredient that would be linked to any laxative effect will be the polydextrose; which is a soluble fibre in liquid form. The type of polydextrose we use in the Huel Bars is ‘Type 2’ and this is designed to break down slowly over a number of hours, minimising any laxative effect.
The Bars should not be linked to any ‘nutritional imbalances’.