Nowadays eating habits are moving away from eating three substantial meals a day to eating smaller amounts of food more frequently. This shift in eating patterns, combined with an increase in pressure to maintain a work/life balance has led to people looking for ways to feed themselves more easily. Whether this means eating on the go or having convenient solutions that are readily available to eat at home, people crave convenience.
Powdered foods such as Huel have been gaining in popularity in recent years and offer a solution to healthy convenient fast food. Huel contains a blend of oats, pea protein, rice protein, flaxseed, MCTs from coconut, sunflower lecithin and a blend of vitamins and minerals. All this adds up to at least 100% of the European Union’s “Daily Recommended Amounts” of all 26 essential vitamins and minerals.
Powdered food should not replace every meal in your diet, and this is not a proposition sold by the brand, however is does provide a sustainable and healthy solution to the time pressured and health conscious individual. For example, it is an excellent breakfast option for individuals who typically skip this meal or rely on a pastry with their caffeine fix. It also provides a great alternative to a ready meal or fast food option. Particularly on days when you find yourself at home with nothing in the cupboards.
As we are starting to see an emergence of snacks increasingly being seen as an opportunity to boost nutrient intake, they are required to perform a broader, more nutritive function. Powdered foods such as Huel may be a great choice to boost energy and reduce feelings of hunger during typical mid-morning and mid-afternoon slumps in productivity, concentration and energy levels. Although you cannot replace fresh, whole foods, powdered foods such as Huel are certainly a viable alternative.