Nutritionist Review: Mark Surdut
Opening the tub, I am reminded of something between a quality chocolate/cocoa mix and a super-nutrient powder and it tastes awesome. It really mixes easily, with a remarkable thickness to it too -almost like a thick shake, just much less sickly sweet. Oh yes, that reminds me, it had no weird aftertaste of sweetener like so many other products do. Sipped slow, served chilled, it left me feeling surprisingly full!
Now, nutritionally it’s a great product- it’s well balanced. Unlike so many diet shakes, this meal replacement drink is nutritionally solid – it’s not radical, it’s not extreme in its mix of macros, it’s BALANCED – it has some carbs, naturally derived from wholesome dairy milk (NO sugar added, NOT in ANY funny form).
It has good levels of filling protein and I like that it has a mix of both whey and soy protein. Soy protein is a high biological value (ie. high quality) rapidly-digested protein, with potential roles in reducing risk of heart disease. How much protein? A made-up shake has the protein load of 3.5 hard boiled eggs!
The Healthy Man Meal Replacement has a broad spectrum of micros (vitamins, minerals, trace elements), so it’s really complete and in good doses of them too. The “sugar” listed in the nutritional panel is naturally occurring cow’s milk carbohydrate, not sucrose or glucose or fructose.
It has enough fibre to match 3.5 cups of raw broccoli, or 2.5 cups of raw green beans. Then, it has another veggie added inside too, tomato, which has a beneficial anti-oxidant called ‘lycopene’ and may protect blokes against prostate cancer and heart disease.
^when consumed alongside a diet reduced in energy and including regular exercise
*when made up with skim milk