Scientifically Formulated Body Fuel Instead Of Food?

Posted on May 28 2013 - 9:02am by Lisa C.

Soylent Engineered Food

Sure, food is about survival, but is also about taste, texture, smell, etc, Without food, I would have to invent new ways to see some of my friends as we tend to plan social gatherings around meals.  However, there are the times when I am in a rush and turn to fast garbage food.  Sure I could turn to a meal replacement shake or bar if I am going to miss "a" meal.  Imagine replacing an entire day or an entire months food supply with a shake.  Rob Rhinehart, the founder of Soylent, wants this type of thing to become a reality.  In fact, he claims to be living/eating off of the Soylent product almost exclusively for 3-months.  Read on for details.

As with most things new and exciting, some folks will go off the deep end.  Eventually you will hear about folks who won't eat traditional food for a year or more and will just eat Soylent.  Not sure if that is technically "healthy" or not.  One area of concern here is that Rob Rhinehart is an electrical engineer and computer scientist.  Not sure how qualified he is to be making up my meal plan.  With that said, he took an engineers approach to this meal replacement shake.  Soylent is engineered to give the body what it “needs" not the extra fat, salt, etc, Simply measure out your daily dose of Soylent and mix it with water.  The ingredient list is:

  • Maltodextrin (carbs)
  • Oat Powder (carbs, fiber, protein, fat)
  • Whey Isolate (protein)
  • Grapeseed Oil (fat)
  • Potassium Gluconate
  • Salt (sodium)
  • Magnesium Gluconate
  • Monosodium Phosphate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (Sulfur)
  • Creatine
  • Powdered Soy Lecithin
  • Choline Bitartrate
  • Ferrous Gluconate (Iron)
  • Various vitamin and mineral supplements

Sure you can eat food as well.  But if you don't have the time or energy to find a typical meal you can just use Soylent  No toxins, carcinogens, or allergens.  For $65 you get enough for a week's worth of meals (less than $10 per day).  Check it out here.

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  1. Pete M. May 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm -

    It’s beige. It’s like he’s not even trying to hide the fact that it’s people

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