I’ve searched on this site and found a few posts about liver health and Huel, but none really addressing the question I have.
Background: I’ve been using Huel (powder) for the past year or so and love it. I eat healthy, homemade food and augment my diet with 600cal of Huel in the mornings for breakfast and sometimes again in the evening after working out - in total, 3-5 scoops per day (600-1000 cal from Huel). I am a parent and busy balancing two careers right now, so Huel has really helped me to not skip breakfast or go to bed hungry. My goal has been to slowly get up into a healthier weight. When I’m stressed and busy, I tend to skip meals and my weight suffers. I’ve been able to gain 15 lbs back in the past 18 months or so and am getting to a much better weight for me and my fitness level (working out 5-6 days per week).
My question: Huel is “nutritionally-balanced”, but are there long-term negative effects on the liver or kidney? Our bodies are not meant to handle processed foods and, instead, we should be eating healthy, natural foods. Certainly, we can adapt to short-term changes but, over the long run, is this healthy and sustainable on our bodies?
For the first time in my life, I have been able to get into a diet routine that seems to be working really well (I love Huel) and I just want to make sure this is a healthy solution to continue long-term.