I let my subscription run away with me, and now have something like 20-30 bags of Huel, with expirations ranging from 2021-2022. I just tried one of the ones expiring in 01/2022, and it tasted fine. But I know the Chocolate varieties do not seem to fair as well.
Is there a health risk consuming “older Huel” or are those guidelines more for flavor/taste?
The reason I am thinking of returning has to do with some pretty serious inflammation I’m trying to sort out. I’ve had flair ups before, but this latest bout has been especially difficult to live with as it’s been concentrated in the tendons of my fingers.
In working backwards and thinking about past flair ups, Huel does spring to mind as something I started using when the first instances of inflammation began. But now I’m thinking it could be one of my guilty pleasures (that I indulge in far too frequently), Amy’s GF Burritos.
The inflammation in my forearms has never fully gone away, always lurking in the periphery, waiting for me to not get enough sleep or overwork myself.
Doing a quick comparison of the ingredients, there are some overlaps: Brown Rice, Tapioca, and Sunflower Oil. Yesterday, I was thinking I should try and do an elimination diet for those three ingredients; today, however, I am thinking the issue could have more to do with the burritos, as they have been the one constant.
Unfortunately, trying to order ready made meals devoid of animal proteins and starchy veggies proved to be very difficult, so I think I will try to go back on Huel exclusively, and see how things go with the inflammation. I did manage to find some Indian food on Amazon, so I’ll try those next if this does not work out.
To the nutritionists and other health professionals, is Huel generally recommended for folks dealing with inflammation? If so, are there caveats, such as some products that should be avoided?
Lastly, to the community at large, have you had any change (positive or negative) to your inflammation as a result of consuming Huel?