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Aussielent vs Soylent

Aussielent vs Soylent

Introduction to meal replacements

Over the last few years there has 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 Soylent

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

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

We will be comparing core products from both companies, Aussielent Vegan Powder against Soylent Original 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 Vegan powder obtains a Health star rating of 4.5 stars.

Soylent Original powder obtains a Health star rating of 3.0 stars.

Aussielent fared a lot better on the Health Star Rating due to its higher protein content and much lower sugars, compared to Soylent.

Protein comparison 

Aussielent contains 8% more protein (per 100g) than Soylent.

Aussielent vegan powder contains Soy protein that is a complete protein with all required amino acids for human health.  A serve of Aussielent vegan powder contains 30.1g of protein.

Sugars comparison

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that people reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake.

Aussielent contains 2.3% sugars, making Aussielent Vegan powder a low-sugar product by Australian standards. Aussielent meets World Health Organisation recommendations for consumption of sugars.

Soylent on the other hand contains a whopping 17.8% sugars. This translates into 16.8% of the total energy provided by a serving by sugars, well above the WHO recommendation.

The total amount of sugars in Soylent is a key reason why its Health Star rating is an average result of 3.0 stars.

    Vitamins and Minerals comparison

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

    Soylent is based on US 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.

    Soylent provides 20% of all vitamins and minerals per serve.


      Overall summary

      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

      Soylent

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      Vegan Powder

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       Detailed Nutritional Data:

      Nutritional Table

      Aussielent

      Soylent

       

      Vegan Powder (100g)

      Original Powder (100g)

      Energy (kJ)

      1660

      1860

      Fat (g)

      9.1

      21.1

      Sat. Fat (g)

      2.2

      1.7

      Carb (g)

      52.3

      46.7

      Sugars (g)

      2.3

      17.8

      Fibre (g)

      5.3

      6.7

      Protein (g)

      24.1

      22.2

      Sodium (mg)

      306

      355