Some of the most popular meal replacement shakes in the world right now belong to Herbalife.
The company has had its detractors because of its multi-level marketing system. But what does that say about their products?
Are they healthy?
How do they compare to other meal replacement shakes on the market? Let’s check out the nutrition information.
This nutrition info is for one serving of the shake pictured on this page, the Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake, French Vanilla.
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Sodium: 95mg
- Sugars: 9g
- Calories: 90
- Fat: 1g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 9g
The label shows that the primary ingredients are soy protein and fructose. One shake will provide you with 9 grams of protein and 9 grams of sugar.
Calories are 170 per shake.
Compared to Slimfast, the Herbalife shake has 20 less calories, 3 fewer grams of protein and 4 more grams of sugar.
Drinking a meal replacement shake is a great solution for people looking to reduce caloric intake. The average meal is around 400-500 calories. Replace that with 170 and you have made a dent in your calorie reduction goal.
Herbalife also claims that their shake provides 21 essential vitamins, nutrients, and minerals.
So is Herbalife healthy for you?
Well, the answer is a definitive…maybe.
There is nothing dangerous here, but there is a little too much sugar.
In my opinion, a smoothie made at home might be a better option. You can add protein, veggies and a banana…viola, a low cal shake.
Consider you pocketbook and then make a decision would be my advice.