Huel Instant Meal Pots: 171 Health Benefits

Even easier to make than our best-selling Instant Meals, our Instant Meal Pots not only come packed with seriously big flavours, wholefood ingredients, and 22g of plant-based protein, there's also an impressive 171 health benefits in every meal.

Here’s our nutrition team to comprehensively break down each of the health benefits and explain how Huel Instant Meal Pots can help optimise your health.

How Huel Instant Meal Pots can help you

  • Reduced Fatigue
  • Immune Support
  • Skin, Nails & Hair
  • Collagen Boost
  • Brain Function

Reduced Fatigue

Feeling tired and fatigued can significantly impact our daily lives. However, Huel Instant Meal Pots are packed with essential nutrients to help combat tiredness and help power you through your day.

1. Vitamin B12

Helps to prevent tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin B12 is one of the essential B vitamins that are involved in numerous processes throughout the body, in particular, red blood cell formation. A vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to a particular type of anaemia where red blood cells become larger and less efficient, resulting in reduced oxygen-carrying capacity which contributes to tiredness and fatigue.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are high in vitamin B12.

2. Magnesium

Supports efficient energy production.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that’s involved in the synthesis of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which is the primary energy molecule in the body. Think of it like a tiny battery that cells use to fuel the work they need to do. Enough magnesium in your diet can help to support energy production for things like moving your muscles, as well as potentially reduce fatigue.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are a source of magnesium.

3. Iron

Helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Iron is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in the formation of haemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that helps transport oxygen from the lungs to various tissues and organs in the body. When the body lacks sufficient iron it can lead to anaemia and reduced oxygen-carrying capacity leading to tiredness and fatigue.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are high in iron.

4. Niacin (or vitamin B3)

Supports the body’s energy-generating processes.

Niacin, otherwise known as vitamin B3, is another essential B-vitamin that plays a crucial role in breaking down the foods that we eat and converting this energy into ATP production, which supports overall energy levels. Niacin helps in this process by supporting the function of certain enzymes involved in energy production. These processes are essential for maintaining energy levels and reducing fatigue.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are a source of niacin.

Immune Support

Give your body the nutrients it needs to keep defences strong and the immune system fighting fit with Huel Instant Meal Pots.

1. Vitamin D

Supports the function of immune cells.

Vitamin D supports immune health in a variety of ways. It helps to regulate the function of various immune cells which are involved in recognising and eliminating pathogens (such as bacteria and viruses). Vitamin D has antimicrobial effects which means it can inhibit the growth of certain pathogens as well as enhancing the physical barrier of the body such as skin and the gastrointestinal tract. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to control and reduce chronic inflammation which can become harmful.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are high in vitamin D.

2. Folate (or vitamin B9)

Essential for a well-functioning immune system.

Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate that is used in supplements and can be found in Huel Instant Meal Pots.

Folate is an essential B-vitamin that is involved in DNA synthesis and repair, which are essential processes for the growth and division of immune cells. Folate also helps in the regeneration of antioxidants which can neutralise free radicals in the body that can damage immune cells.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are high in folate.

3. Vitamin A

Aids the body’s initial protection against pathogens.

Vitamin A helps to support immunity in a variety of ways. One of the first lines of defence our bodies have against pathogens is the physical barrier of our skin. Vitamin A is crucial for maintaining the health of the skin cells and mucous membranes, preventing harmful microorganisms from entering the body. Vitamin A also helps with the proper functioning of various immune cells such as white blood cells (the ‘defenders’ of our body’s immune system), supports immune health by modulating our inflammatory response, promotes antibody production and acts as an antioxidant.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are a source of vitamin A.4. Vitamin C

A versatile immune supporter.

Vitamin C is an all-rounder when it comes to immune support. It acts as a powerful antioxidant to neutralise free radicals, supports white blood cell function and aids the generation of antibodies, both key elements in the immune response to pathogens. Vitamin C also aids in the synthesis of collagen, maintaining the integrity of the skin, which is a first line of defence against pathogens entering the body.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are high in vitamin C.

Skin, Nails & Hair

Forget splurging on expensive face creams and ‘magical’ shampoos. Huel Instant meal Pots are enriched with four essential nutrients to support strong skin, nails and hair from within.

1. Vitamin A

Supports skin cell growth and differentiation.

Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient that supports the healthy growth and differentiation of skin cells, maintaining skin texture, preventing dryness and regulating the natural skin oil (sebum) important for maintaining skin hydration. It is also an integral part of the wound healing process.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are a source of vitamin A.

2. Selenium

Supports hair and nail integrity.

Oxidative stress is a natural process that occurs in the body, however it can negatively affect hair follicles and nail cells, leading to hair breakage and thinning and brittle nails. Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is involved in neutralising harmful free radicals, thereby maintaining hair and nail integrity. Selenium is also involved in the production of selenoproteins which play a role in regulating hair growth as well as building the cells that make up the nail plate.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are a source of selenium.

3. Zinc

For healthy skin, hair and nails.

Zinc is an essential mineral that can support skin health by promoting proper wound healing and supports the integrity of the skin barrier. It also has inflammatory properties which can help reduce skin irritation and redness associated with certain skin conditions. Zinc is involved in the synthesis of keratin, the primary protein that makes up hair. And similar to selenium, zinc plays a role in the proper growth of nail cells, supporting the formation of the nail plate.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are a source of zinc.

4. Vitamin C

For collagen production.

Vitamins C aids in the formation of collagen, a structural protein essential for maintaining skin strength and elasticity. Without sufficient vitamin C, collagen synthesis is impaired, leading to weakened skin structure and potential issues such as sagging. By supporting collagen production and acting as an antioxidant it can also protect the skin from sun damage and the harmful effects of UV rays on the skin.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are high in vitamin C.

Collagen Boost

Collagen serves as more than just a foundation for strong, supple skin. It also plays a key structural component throughout the body. Learn how Huel Instant Meal Pots support collagen formation below.

1. Vitamin C.

Crucial for collagen formation.

Vitamin C plays a key role in the enzymatic reactions that convert the amino acids proline and lysine into collagen fibrils, the structural building blocks of collagen. Collagen is found in various tissues in the body such as tendons, teeth, ligaments, bones and blood vessels and provides their structure and strength. Vitamin C also enhances the uptake of iron, particularly non-heme iron which is the plant-based source of iron in Huel Instant Meal Pots.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are high in vitamin C.

Brain Function

Huel Instant Meal Pots are packed with a number of essential nutrients for brain health, particularly those handy B-vitamins.

1. Iron

Contributes to normal cognitive function and supports brain health.

Iron contributes to brain power! It plays a crucial role in brain function as it is an essential component of haemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to the cells. By supplying oxygen to the brain, it aids cognitive processes, helping concentration, keeping us sharp and alert. Plus, iron is involved in making those mood-regulating neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are a source of iron.

2. Vitamin B12

Helps support healthy brain function.

Vitamin B12 aids in the synthesis of neurotransmitters, promoting mood regulation and enhancing cognitive functions. It can also aid with the production of myelin, a protective sheath around nerve fibres, improving signal transmission and keeping us alert.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are high in vitamin B12.

3. Biotin

Helps support brain health.

Another one of the key B vitamins, biotin (B7) supports brain health by helping the production of glucose, the brain's main energy source. Glucose is essential for fuelling brain cells and supporting various cognitive processes, including memory, concentration, and overall cognitive performance.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are a source of biotin.

4. Folate

Helps support healthy brain function.

Folate, among many B vitamins, has also been linked with improved brain function by regulating mood-boosting neurotransmitters. It also helps in brain cell repair and growth by supporting DNA and RNA synthesis, enhancing memory and cognitive function.

While folic acid is a synthetic form used in supplements, folate is naturally occurring in foods such as leafy greens.

Each serving of Huel Instant Meal Pots are high in folate.

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