We’ve looked at the most common questions people are asking Google about Huel. Whether you’re wondering about the shelf life, dieting with Huel or how many calories it contains, we’ve answered the top queries.
Quite simply, Huel is food. It’s a nutritionally complete, convenient, affordable food with minimal impact on animals and the environment. It provides you with all the carbohydrates, protein, fats, fibre and all 26 essential micronutrients your body needs to thrive. Find out more about us here.
We get this one a lot. The simple answer is yes. As long as you consume 500kcal less than your body needs each day, then you’ll lose 1lb of fat a week. Huel is great for anyone calorie counting as you know exactly how many calories you’re having, whilst making sure you’re not compromising on nutrition. Take a look at our simple Guide to Fat Loss for tips on how to work out your calories requirements.
It certainly can, and it has for some people, although it’s not how we recommend Huel is used. It provides everything your body needs to thrive, just in a convenient way for when people don’t have time to make a nutritious home-cooked meal. Have a look at our most recent study of a number of people using Huel as their sole nutrition for 5-weeks.
Huel can absolutely form part of a plan for muscle gain. Increased calorie intake, along with increased protein intake are essential for anyone trying to gain muscle. Each serving of Huel Black Edition contains 40g of plant-based protein.
Yes, it does! One of the main ingredients in Huel is low-GI oats, which leads to the feeling of fullness. Our Ready-to-drink bottles are 400kcal, perfect for a light meal, and our Bars are 200kcal, great for a mid-meal snack. The beauty of Huel Powder and Black Edition is that you have the flexibility to make as much or as little as you need.
A ketogenic, or keto, diet is high fat and low carb with a moderate amount of protein. By themselves, Huel Powders, Ready-to-drink or Bars aren’t suitable for a keto diet as they contain too many carbs. However, if you mix 50g of Huel Black Edition with 50g desiccated coconut, this meal is suitable for a keto diet. We’ve put together some more low carb Huel hacks here.
Any excess food can make you gain fat! If you eat 500kcal more than what your body needs each day, then you’ll gain 1lb of fat a week. Whether your goal is to maintain or gain weight, you need to work out what your calories requirements are. Have a look at our Guide to Weight Gain.
Yes, absolutely! There are no animal products in any of our product range.
Huel contains a balanced mix of slow-digesting carbs, high-quality protein and essential good fats, along with all 26 essential vitamins and minerals so can definitely be considered healthy. We also use sustainable ingredients and we believe in minimal impact on the environment, so it’s healthy for the planet too!
We think Huel is great, and we’ve sold over 100 million meals, so others must agree with us. We’re also approved by a number of Registered Dietitians & Nutritionists. Take a look at what some of our Hueligans are saying about us.
First, you need to define what you mean by work. Can it help you lose weight? Can it help you build muscle? Is it healthy? The answer to all of these questions is yes. Huel is a great option to have when you need convenience but still want to eat healthily.
A level scoop of Huel Powder holds roughly 50g which is 200kcal. We recommend 2 scoops per serving. Huel Black Edition is slightly more calorie-dense, so a full serving is 90g. If you want to be accurate, we recommend using some simple kitchen scales. Each bottle of Huel Ready-to-drink contains 400kcal, and our Huel Bars are 200kcal, perfect for a snack.
Huel products have a long shelf life. Huel Powder is good for 12 months when unopened, Ready-to-drink has a minimum of 3 months and Bars 8 months. The date we give is a best before, rather than a use-by date. This means beyond the best before date it’s less about safety and more about quality, in terms of nutrition and taste. There will be minor degradation of some of the vitamins and minerals and a small risk of spoilage.
Well, any foods can have that effect, but fibre is normally the main culprit. Huel contains a high amount of fibre, and a typical Western diet is low in fibre, so it can take a little while for your body to get used to it. If you’re suffering, try easing into it by having 1 Huel meal a day, and then slowly build up.
Huel Powder and Black Edition are low FODMAP. Huel Ready-to-drink and Huel Bars aren’t low FODMAP. Huel flavour boosts are also not low FODMAP, but because such small amounts are used, they shouldn’t cause any issues.
So there you have it, some of the top searches on Huel answered. If you have any more questions head over to our FAQs, you can find some tips on how to make your Huel Powder, or take a look at our recipe ideas for some baking inspiration.
If nutrition knowledge is more your thing, then we have loads of informative articles on general nutrition, vitamins & minerals and Huel on our Guides & Articles page.
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