In the UK it’s often touted on official channels that we need to eat 5 pieces of fruit & veg a day for good health. (Other countries cite different amounts and it’s obviously open to debate on how much a ‘piece’ is, what types count and so on, but it’s pretty pervasive as a concept.)
Huel contains no fruit and veg, so I’m feeling somewhat guilty and inadequate about not following the advice*, despite Huel containing plenty of nutrients, fibre etc.
Can someone hit me with the science stick to convince me that by consuming Huel and thus failing to meet this somewhat arbitrary objective, I’m not in fact being less healthy than if I were eating regular food?
* I will sometimes have fruit for snacks and veg with an evening meal, so it’s not as if I’m salad dodging, it’s just the ‘5-a-day’ philosophy I’m struggling with.