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Aussielent vs Huel

compare Aussielent

Introduction to meal replacements

Over the past few years there's been a revolution in meal replacements as part of a refocus on providing solutions for busy people who need convenient and healthy meal replacements.

Aussielent delivers balanced and convenient meals, with no silly contracts or signup programs, delivered quickly, when you need it.

Aussielent vs Huel

In this article we provide a fact-based comparison of Aussielent to another meal replacement brand, Huel. 

Huel is a UK based company, and their products are not available to purchase in Australia.

We will be comparing core products from both companies, Aussielent Vanilla Powder against Huel Vanilla Powder.

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Australian Health Star Rating System

The basis of our analysis will be the Australian Health Star Rating system that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from ½ a star to 5 stars. The Australian Health Star rating system provides a quick, easy, standard way to compare similar packaged foods. It's simple - the more stars, the healthier the choice.

To calculate the overall rating for each product, the nutritional label of both products was entered into the Health Star calculator.

We will also provide an analysis of the rating results based on the details provided within the calculator. 

Results:

Winner - Aussielent

Health Star Rating comparison

Aussielent Vanilla Powder obtains a Health star rating of 4.5 stars.

Huel Vanilla powder obtains a Health star rating of 2.5 stars.

Aussielent fared a lot better on the Health Star Rating due to having a healthy sodium level (salt) compared to Huel.  

Sodium (Salt) comparison 

In 2017, the Australian Government identified Australians' sodium intake levels as a priority given the relationship between sodium intake and blood pressure.

Hypertension is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and there is convincing evidence that as sodium intake increases, blood pressure increases.

The Australian Government recommends that Australian’s reduce our current levels of sodium intake to 2000mg/day. 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) also recommends that adults reduce their sodium intake to 2000mg/day.

Aussielent Vegan powder contains 264mg of sodium per 500 Cal serve.  Each serve of Aussielent has 13% RDI of sodium while providing 25% RDI of energy.

Huel Vanilla powder contains 710mg of sodium per 400 Cal serve.  Huel has 44% RDI of sodium while providing 25% RDI of energy.

    Vitamins and Minerals comparison

    Aussielent Vanilla powder meets the Australian nutritional recommendations for Adults for all vitamins and minerals.

    Huel is based on UK standards that are similar to Australian standards and generally provide a similar level of nutrition for adults.

    Aussielent provides 25% of all vitamins and minerals per serve.

    Huel provides 20%+ of all vitamins and minerals per serve.


      Overall summary

      The reason that manufacturers add large amounts of salt to their products is to improve the flavour of the product and increase the shelf life (salt is a preservative).  It's a cheap and simple way to improve flavour but has significant impacts on our health if too much sodium is taken in our diet.

      As a nation, our waistlines are growing. Today, Australia has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world with 63% of adults and one in four children being overweight or obese.

      As shoppers we are busy, so the Health Star Rating provides an easy way to compare similar packaged food and helps you make healthier choices.

      Choosing foods that are higher in positive nutrients and lower in risk nutrients that are linked to obesity and diet-related chronic diseases will help contribute to a balanced diet and lead to better health.

      Health Star Rating Table: Results

       

      Aussielent

      Huel

      Powder

      Vanilla Powder

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       2.5 Health star

      Vanilla Powder

       

       

       Detailed Nutritional Data:

      Nutritional Table

      Aussielent

      Huel

       

      Vanilla Powder (100g)

      Vanilla Powder (100g)

      Energy (kJ)

      1660

      1680

      Fat (g)

      9.2

      13

      Sat. Fat (g)

      2.5

      2.3

      Carb (g)

      52.8

      38

      Sugars (g)

      4.2

      0.9

      Fibre (g)

      5.2

      7

      Protein (g)

      23.1

      29

      Sodium (mg)

      203

      710