I have been using Huel for well over a year now and I’m taking a break from consuming Huel black and complete protein.
I was having 2 scoops mid morning and 2 scoops mid afternoon an easy 800 calories to add to my 2,800 calorie intake including a normal breakfast, lunch and evening meal as I train 5 days a week.
Since stopping my intake of Huel I miss the ease of use and convenience of the product and I actually enjoyed the vanilla and chocolate flavour of black Huel.
Unfortunately I was foolish enough to Google some ingredients contained in Huel and most others health products and processed foods on the market, these Ingredients consist of Xantham gum, artificial sweeteners, Sucralose, Steviol and Potassium Citrate and Potassium Chloride some if not all have been identified for stomach bloating, changing the healthy gut bacteria and blood sugar levels, not to mention inflammation of the liver and kidneys.
why do these product need artificial sweeteners and chemicals in the first place, if it’s for longevity then it’s just a highly processed meal. which we are told to avoid as processed foods are unhealthy.
It’s also been identified that we don’t actually need sugar in any form, be it natural or artificial, they do absolutely nothing for the nutritional content of the food and is just added for our taste buds.
I’m no expert apart from what I watch on TV, what I put in my body and anything that sounds artificial and contains the letter E before numbers concerns me.
Most protein powders and substitute meals contain artificial ingredients and heavy metals. heavy metals are found in most foods, some we need and some that are carcinogenic, but substitute food and protein powder are marketed as healthy, with all the ingredients you need, but what about the side effect of long term use, I would like to know ?
Please advise on my concerns and hopefully they are misplaced