Hi, heard item on R4 ‘You & Yours’ and have placed an order (despite name like Gruel and sounds like spewing!). I’m sure you have to be careful not to make medical claims but can you say anything about IBS? What is the fibre from? It’s not a major problem but I’m definitely better without bread and milk.
Don’t want to sound rude but the website could do with typo proof reading! Many thanks, Rob.
Thanks for replies. Re delivery: Interlink email 15/7 - parcel not with them yet, could you give an idea when delivery may be and how much notice I will have so I can be in? Collection not available at my local shops, with no car even a five min walk is prob too far for 2 week order (are there weight/size limits for collect?) Thanks, Rob
Confirm arrived in the 1 hr time slot given by Interlink and too heavy to carry any distance. On ‘How to Use’ page a grams to Calories chart would be useful, no info currently. Only made one serving so far but getting a smooth mix by shaking alone is very difficult, a hand held electric whisk/blender would be better.
Tastes OK but will need some added flavour, might try a dash of Olive Oil and reduce the grams. Presume your supplier uses cold milling but what about Oxidation - think ordinary flour is treated with a preservative. Once opened how long can a pack be kept? I’d suggest 14 days, longer sealed and in the fridge.
Yes that’s very helpful, might also put “10g = 40 Calories”.
I see antioxidants listed in the nutritional info, have tests been done to check actual levels over time particularly in open packs? Powder obviously has a large surface area for oxidation to deplete levels, suspect many ‘experts’ (a joke says ex = past it, spert = drip under pressure!) might say there’s no substitute for “Five (some say 7) a day”.
Right, maybe add more Vit C - seen suggested benefits for 10g + antioxidant, maybe not that much and I would be happy to pay a bit extra. Would there be any gain from coarser milling, less oxidation and lower cost for a more porridge like result. Would also like a less sweet more savoury taste.
Have to report IBS is more of a problem, hoping it’s transitional. Years ago I read a lot around nutrition and tried Vitamin etc supplements, I’m no expert but my concerns are how much does oxidation reduce levels of A, C & E over time and is there a risk of the oil content going rancid. For shelf life what is known about the age and quality of raw ingredients (and possible pesticide residues), how well absorbed are the minerals likely to be? I did learn that individual metabolism and absorption vary greatly so guideline amounts can’t be relied on absolutely so the concept of human fuel like petrol is questionable (except petrol can go stale!)
As few people are likely to go totally Huel it might be better to describe it as “meal replacement as part of a balanced diet including 5+ fresh veg & fruit a day”. Now there’s space I store all packs.in the fridge, mix with a small whisk and drink immediately - may be overcautious but I am so concerned that unless you can reassure me I’m unlikely to continue.
Stop/start one extreme to the other with no warning.
40+ years, possibly from childhood.
Diagnosed ~30 years ago, no ongoing treatment.
Barium X-ray & endoscope found nothing else.
It could be simply low CNS 'energy, I have long periods of no energy described as depression but which i’m sure is physical, maybe faulty digestion due to lot of Penicillin (allergic)/ antibiotics from a young age.
Sounds odd but I’m getting some sort of food intolerance reaction (oats, peas, rice not a problem before) fogging my brain and making me drowsy so sorry if I’m not making a lot of sense but will have to stop Huel anyway. Really had high hopes so very disappointing, wish you all good luck.