Huel gets trashed in liquid meal review


#1

Henry’s input can easily be ditched as as superficial rubbish though. The criticisms about taste are completely misplaced as it is overlooked that many flavourings readily available.

Other comments:

“This (Huel) has the highest levels of vitamins and minerals of the products sampled, but also the highest fat and salt content.”

“Dr Mayur Ranchordas, a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, insists nothing can ever replace food entirely. ‘I think these things are OK once in a while for convenience, say if you’re on a long journey,’ he says. ‘The shakes won’t contain some of the polyphenols [micronutrients in plants] our bodies need.”


#2

I note Huel claims to contain some poyphenols but maybe not the ones Ranchordas is talking about:


#3

could do with some Huel feedback on that.


#4

I think the reviews are fair. It doesn’t taste amazing. We all know that, that’s not why we use it.

It can’t and shouldn’t replace real food in someone’s diet, I use Huel for around 75% of my calories but still admit these remaining calories are eaten as whole foods to keep me regular and functional. 100% works for some, but not for me. That’s okay. That’s not something we have to argue against.

The fat claim is absurd, fat is a macronutrient like any other, fat doesn’t make you fat, I hate people who claim fat is a bad thing. :frowning:


#5

Hey Phil, so what does your daily food plan look like if you dont mind me asking? I also want to achieve that same split :blush:


#6

Even if I had never tried Huel I would dismiss this idiots ‘review’ as a load of :poop: Cold porridge indeed :face_with_raised_eyebrow: Ok taste is subjective but there is not just the one Huel flavour available.


#7

There’s no set plan and it depends entirely on whether I’m bulking, cutting or maintaining, but I have to include eggs, chicken, fish, pasta, brocolli, spinach, cheese and some cakes/treats.

I’ve done 100% a few times now and it hasn’t been a big deal, but I feel better when I’m at about 75% both physically and mentally.


#8

The salt content of Huel is still low.

The fat level is reasonably high - that’s intentional: omega-3s, omega-3s, monounsaturates and MCTs. Read our articles.


#9

Are there still some “polyphenols [micronutrients in plants] our bodies need” that are not in Huel @JamesCollier ?


#10

OK thats good to know. I just started to lift weights and I’m trying to gain. I was thinking about doing 3 x Huel per day and then cooked dinner.


#11

It’s the Daily Mail though, innit? :roll_eyes:


#12

WTF they have compared the U/U Huel with flavoured versions of the rivals? That is unfair

U/U tastes horrible, I completely agree that its a 1/5, but it is not fair to compare the U/U with the chocolate version of Soylent for example… Its veeeeeeeeeeeery different. With Vainilla Huel it would have been very different

I told you before… Huel should have a plain/neutral flavour, which is quite difficult to develop


#13

The main focus of the article is whether it is cool and macho.


#14

I know. It’s pathetic though.


#15

What a crock of shite. :confused:


#16

I don’t care who rubbishes Huel, I like it, and will continue to use it.


#17

Ditto here


#18

I don’t object to anything he said at all apart from the “made for men” comment, that’s obviously bull.

The taste, consistency (without a blender) and appearance are all about right, as is the comparison with cold porridge.

Why’s everyone getting so defensive?


#19

I think it’s because Huel has become like a good friend to many of us, and we don’t like to hear criticism of our buddy. Or maybe that’s just me being overly sentimental!


#21

Never been to Hull. But I remember Only fools and horses ’ To Hull and back ’ though, brilliant :joy::rofl::rofl::joy: