By J Bernadette Moore, Mark Hopkins and Matthew Campbell in The Conversation.
Imagine a synthetic product that can give your body all the essential nutrients it needs to survive, is easy to prepare, affordable, and has a low environmental impact. While it might sound too good to be true, this is what Huel, a vegan powdered meal replacement product, claims it is. Our team decided to put Huel to the test on an episode of the BBC 2 series Trust Me I’m a Doctor to see what effects it had on overall health.
We designed an experiment specifically for Alain Gregoire, the host of the programme, to examine both the immediate and longer-term effects of consuming Huel over ten days. We had Alain start by swapping his regular breakfast for Huel, before gradually increasing his intake until all of his daily food intake had been replaced by Huel.
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