Huel Daily Greens: 150 health benefits

Huel Daily Greens is a nutrient-rich, do-it-all greens powder designed to fill in any nutritional gaps in your diet. But is it worth it? Here's 10 reasons we think it is.

Forget what you’ve heard — convenience and healthy nutrition are not mutually exclusive. Thanks to a perfect blend of nutrient-packed superfoods and adaptogens, Huel Daily Greens provides you with all the functional fuel you need to thrive – both physically and mentally – in a single, ready-to-go shake.

In fact, Huel Daily Greens is very different from most other greens powders out there in that it contains a staggering 91 ingredients and 150 total health benefits. So one obvious benefit is that there are tons of great ingredients in each scoop of powder, but what else? What are those ingredients inside actually doing for you?

How Huel Daily Greens can help you

Brain

Packed with B vitamins from kale, spinach and spirulina to improve concentration and remove brain fog.

1. Folate (or vitamin B9)

Helps support healthy brain function.

Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9 in food, while folic acid is the synthetic form used in supplements. With the vitamin coming from natural ingredients in Huel Daily Greens, like broccoli and spinach, the nutrient in our greens powder is folate.

Many B vitamins have been linked to improved brain health, with studies finding folate helps support healthy brain functioning. A lack of adequate B vitamins can lead to conditions such as dementia, depression, anxiety, and impaired cognitive function. Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 176% of your recommended daily intake of folate.

2. Iron

Contributes to normal cognitive function and supports brain health.

Iron is essential for the production of hemoglobin, a protein that transports oxygen throughout the body via red blood cells. Insufficient iron levels can cause symptoms such as irritability, poor mood, and difficulty with concentration. Iron is also known to play a role in maintaining the balance of mood-regulating neurotransmitters in the brain, such as dopamine and GABA.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 31% of your recommended daily intake of iron.

3. Niacin (or vitamin B3)

Helps support brain health.

Also known as vitamin B3, niacin helps to release energy from the food we eat and support normal nervous system function. In regards to brain health, a lack of niacin can result in pellagra, a systemic illness characterized by brain fog and possibly dementia. It’s an essential nutrient meaning that you must obtain it from food. Mushrooms and peas are both good sources of niacin.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 131% of your recommended daily intake of niacin.

4. Vitamin B12

Helps support healthy brain function.

Another of those super B vitamins, there is some evidence to suggest that treating patients with mild cognitive impairment with vitamin B12 and folate seems to slow the rate of brain atrophy, while a small number of studies have linked low vitamin B12 levels with the onset of dementia.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 233% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin B12.

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Immunity

When it comes to immunity, it pays to eat your greens. Huel Daily Greens is packed with vitamins and nutrients that can help ward off illness.

1. Vitamin A

Helps support a healthy immune system.

An antioxidant, vitamin A helps safeguard immune cells from harm caused by free radicals. It also impacts the quantity and performance of immune cells while deficiency in vitamin A may increase your risk of infection. Many foods in Huel Daily Greens are good sources of vitamin A including carrots and spinach.

2. Vitamin C

Supports a healthy immune system.

Known for its ability to combat colds, vitamin C possesses antioxidant properties that help protect immune cells from damage so they can function effectively. Studies have also shown that low levels of vitamin C can harm your everyday immunity to infections and illness.

Luckily, several foods in Huel Daily Greens are rich in vitamin C, including kale and strawberries, with each serving of Huel Daily Greens containing 472% of your recommended daily intake.

3. Vitamin E

Important for a properly functioning immune system.

Vitamin E offers immune support by supporting the growth of T cells, which help fight infection. It does this by fighting against infected cells and activating other immune cells for an effective immune response.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 140% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E.

4. Iron

Contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

We know what iron can do for your brain health, but the benefits don’t end there. A healthy iron intake is important to help your immune system work properly while having too little iron degrades non-specific immunity, which is your body’s first line of defense against pathogens.

5. Zinc

Supports the proper functioning of the immune system.

An essential mineral, zinc helps protect immune cells from oxidative damage and generate new immune cells. It also contributes to cellular repair and supports the gut lining. Inadequate zinc levels can increase the likelihood of infection, while some studies suggest consuming more zinc can shorten the duration and lessen the severity of the common cold.

A number of the seeds and legumes found in Huel Daily Greens are rich in zinc, with each serving containing 145 percent of your recommended daily intake.

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Energy

What do you do if you want to fuel your body without downing a pot of coffee? Drink Huel Daily Greens! You can find loads of natural energy sources in our greens powder.

1. Iron

Plays a role in energy production and helps maintain healthy energy levels.

As we know, iron is important for the production of hemoglobin, which allows red blood cells to carry oxygen all over the body including the muscles and the brain. When iron levels are low, the muscles and brain may not receive enough oxygen, leading to fatigue and weakness.

2. Niacin

Helps convert nutrients into energy that cells can use.

Niacin assists several enzymes in converting food into ATP, a coenzyme that works with other enzymes to transfer energy to cells.

3. Vitamin B12

Helps convert food into (cellular) energy.

While B12 doesn't directly provide energy, it does give the body the tools it needs to convert food molecules into energy. Deficiencies in vitamin B12 can result in diminished energy and exercise tolerance, together with fatigue and shortness of breath.

4. Copper

Plays a role in cellular energy production.

An essential mineral, copper plays a role in making red blood cells and iron metabolism. Mushrooms, spinach, and beans are all good sources of copper, with each serving of Huel Daily Greens containing 11% of your recommended daily intake of the nutrient.

An essential mineral, copper plays a role in making red blood cells and iron metabolism. Mushrooms, spinach, and beans are all good sources of copper, with each serving of Huel Daily Greens containing 11% of your recommended daily intake of the nutrient.

5. Riboflavin (B2)

Supports cellular energy production.

Riboflavin, aka vitamin B2, is an essential vitamin that the body uses to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and protein into glucose for energy. In addition to boosting energy, the vitamin also functions as an antioxidant. It’s found in a lot of dairy products, but can also be sourced from spinach and mushrooms.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 23% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin B2.

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Muscle

There's more to workout nutrition than a protein shake – discover four key nutrients that will fuel your workouts and support your muscle growth.

1. Calcium

Contributes to normal muscle function.

We all know about calcium and your bone health (99% of the body’s calcium is stored there), but the mineral also helps with muscle contraction, with low levels of the mineral potentially resulting in more muscle cramps than usual.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 10% of your recommended daily intake of calcium.

2. Magnesium

Supports normal muscle function.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that participates in over 300 chemical reactions in the body, including the creation and utilization of ATP – a molecule that is used to store energy and control various cellular functions.

Studies indicate that increasing magnesium intake may help fight muscle fatigue during physical activity, possibly by decreasing the build-up of lactate in muscles.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 10% of your recommended daily intake of magnesium.

3. Potassium

Helps support muscle function.

Muscles require a proper balance of potassium inside their cells and sodium outside of them. An imbalance can hinder muscle function. Potassium plays a role in the electrical signals sent by muscles, allowing them to contract effectively. A potassium deficiency can lead to muscle weakness and cramps.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 10% of your recommended daily intake of potassium.

4. Vitamin D

May help support normal muscle function.

Vitamin D is a nutrient that can be challenging to obtain in plant-based diets and deficiencies are common. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to muscle fatigue and higher body fat percentage while restoring adequate levels of vitamin D can improve muscle function and performance. Additionally, maintaining healthy vitamin D levels can help maintain the production of testosterone, which is a hormone that helps promote muscle protein synthesis.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 232% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin D.

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Heart

A healthy heart can be supported by the right amounts of B vitamins. The good news is that loads of them can be found in Huel Daily Greens!

1. Thiamin (or Vitamin B1)

Helps support healthy heart function.

Thiamin is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a vital role in the growth and function of various cells. It also plays a crucial role in normal cardiac function, with studies finding severe thiamin deficiency leads to congestive heart failure.

Only small amounts are stored in the liver, so a daily intake of thiamin-rich foods is needed. Or a daily greens powder with thiamin, *nudge nudge*.

2. Vitamin B6

May reduce the risk of heart disease.

Vitamin B6 has been linked to reducing the risk of clogged arteries and heart disease. Studies have shown that individuals with low levels of vitamin B6 in their blood are nearly twice as likely to develop heart disease compared to those with higher levels of B6.

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Hair, Skin & Nails

Discover five of the beauty-boosting nutrients and ingredients within Huel Daily Greens.

1. Vitamin A

Helps support healthy skin.

Acting as an antioxidant, vitamin A and its precursors such as beta-carotene can help fight free radical damage and redness caused by sun exposure.

2. Zinc

Contributes to the maintenance of normal nails.

Zinc is found in high levels in the skin and a lack of zinc can lead to skin rashes, and brittle hair and nails.

3. Biotin

Supports the maintenance of healthy hair.

Biotin deficiencies have been associated with hair loss, while research suggests biotin supplementation may be beneficial for treating brittle fingernails when your levels are low. But don’t worry you can keep your hair on, as each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 33% of your recommended daily intake of biotin.

4. Iodine

Supports the maintenance of healthy skin.

A real no-brainer for us to Huel Daily Greens. Iodine is an essential mineral that plays key roles in the function of the thyroid as well as other processes that take place within the body, such as the creation of protein, and supporting the maintenance of healthy skin, and brain health.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 29% of your recommended daily intake of iodine.

5. Niacin

Helps support healthy skin.

Niacin helps protect skin cells from sun damage, whether used orally or applied as a lotion; you might have seen it as an ingredient in skin lotions as niacinamide. It may also help prevent certain types of skin cancer.

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Digestion

Changing what you eat is a sure-fire way to get a healthier gut and improved digestion. Here's how our Daily Greens powder can help.

1. Fiber

Helps support digestive health by promoting bowel regularity.

Dietary fiber plays a major role in digestive health. It increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it, making it easier to pass. A high-fiber diet is important for maintaining bowel health and may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and small pouches in your colon (diverticular disease).

The bounty of fruit and vegetables in Huel Daily Greens are naturally packed full of fiber, with each serving of Huel Daily Greens containing 7% of your recommended daily intake of dietary fiber.

2. Chloride

Helps contribute to normal digestion.

One of the major minerals, our bodies need chloride in relatively larger amounts to keep healthy, and plays a role in several functions all over the body. It contributes to the digestion of foods by supporting the production and release of hydrochloric acid (HCl) in the stomach, without which foods could not be properly digested and absorbed.

3. Calcium

Contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes.

As it's certainly one of its lesser-known roles, you might not know the contribution calcium plays in supporting digestive enzyme function. Calcium is a co-factor for many enzymes, and without it, some key enzymes cannot work efficiently.

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Joints & Bones

Taking Huel Daily Greens just once a day helps to rejuvenate sore and aching joints and muscles, reduce inflammation, and expedites the body’s natural cell-regeneration process to prepare your body for its next workout.

1. Calcium

Builds strong bones and is needed for maintenance and general bone health.

To understand calcium and bone health, you have to go right back to the beginning when bone tissue is made. Things start with your body creating a structure of collagen, a protein that provides flexibility. Then, small calcium crystals from your blood are added and distributed throughout this structure, filling it in. Together, collagen and calcium make bones strong and able to withstand impact without breaking.

Maintaining a proper intake of calcium through a balanced diet is important for the health of your bones then, and may decrease the likelihood of developing osteoporosis.

2. Vitamin D

Helps support the absorption of calcium (and as a consequence bone health).

Unfortunately, our digestive system is not the best at absorbing bone-boosting calcium. Luckily, vitamin D can help your gut absorb and utilize more calcium. Children who lack vitamin D in their diets can develop a condition called rickets, which causes bone weakness, bowed legs, and other skeletal deformities.

3. Vitamin K

Helps support bone health.

Vitamin K plays a crucial role in maintaining the proper functioning of proteins in cartilage and bone, which are both vital tissues in joints that can be affected by osteoarthritis. Green leafy vegetables and berries are rich sources of vitamin K, with each serving of Huel Daily Greens containing 110% of your recommended daily intake.

4. Phosphorus

Supports bone health.

Phosphorus works in partnership with other vitamins and minerals to maintain the strength and health of your bones. Together, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium form the hydroxyapatite crystals that make up the mineral content of bones.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 11% of your recommended daily intake of phosphorus.

5. Manganese

Helps support joint health.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 17% of your recommended daily intake of manganese.

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Sleep

Is it possible to eat your way to better sleep? You bet! Hormones contained within many fruits like tart cherries – contained in Huel Daily Greens - can help aid your sleep quality.

1. Magnesium

Can help in relaxing the body ready for sleep.

Magnesium contributes to healthy nervous system function and can aid in relaxing the body, making it easier to fall asleep. Low levels of magnesium have been linked to poor sleep and insomnia. The reason magnesium may be relaxing is that it can help keep GABA levels balanced, which has a calming effect on the mind and body.

Each serving of Huel Daily Greens contains 10% of your recommended daily intake of magnesium.

2. Vitamin D

Studies have linked low vitamin D levels to sleep disorders.

Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to a higher likelihood of sleep disorders, including poor sleep quality, feeling sleepy during the day, short sleep duration, and sleep apnea. Many studies have shown that adequate vitamin D intake is associated with better sleep quality.

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Stress

You can never fully be rid of stress, but you can counter it with a diet rich in adaptogens – a big part of the Daily Greens powder blend.

1. Ashwagandha

Reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen (a set of herbs and mushrooms thought to have health benefits) that has been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, over time, which may help to lower stress levels.

2. Rhodiola

Could reduce stress-induced fatigue.

Rhodiola is a herb that grows in the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. Its roots are considered adaptogens and have been shown to reduce fatigue – particularly stress-induced fatigue brought on by exams.

3. Lemon Balm

May increase the production of the neurotransmitter GABA which could have a calming effect.

Lemon balm leaf has been traditionally used to induce feelings of calmness. It contains a compound called rosmarinic acid which has been linked to an increase in the neurotransmitter GABA. When GABA attaches to a protein in your brain known as a GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect.

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