We’ve all seen science fiction movies or TV shows that promise that one day we’ll be able to drink pure nutrition – without eating any food. Well, that day just might have arrived. The Soylent Corporation has invented a new drink that implies you’ll never have to worry about food again.
What is Soylent?
According to the company, soylent is an “affordable nutrition drink with all the essential ingredients the healthy body needs.” They claim that everything in soylent is generally recognized as safe by the FDA. In fact, the founders (among many soylent converts) have been living almost entirely on soylent for months and have found evidence that a soylent diet is healthier than the typical diet. The ingredients can be found here.
John’s Thoughts on Soylent
For the last six months, I’ve been on a different kind of diet, focusing my efforts on eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean meat. I’ve cut out all desserts, and as a result of this diet, I’ve lost over 30 pounds and achieved a nearly perfect BMI (even without exercise, although I need to start).
Many might laugh at the idea of soylent, claiming that “processed” powder mixed with water probably isn’t that great for you. But if what the founders of this company are claiming is true, then soylent might be even healthier than what I’ve been doing for the past six months.
If one can scientifically determine what the body needs, and give it exactly that, why bother with eating food on a regular basis except for occasional enjoyment?
Yes, I know, I probably like the idea of soylent a little more than I should. I should be cautious, hesitant, and tread lightly. All of which I will do. But I’m intrigued enough to give it a whirl should it cross my path – or should I order a batch. 😉
After all, if I can save money on food (which I would), save time (probably about three hours per day for preparing, eating, and cleaning), why not give it a whirl? It looks like these guys have done their research. But of course, if I do decide to try it, I’d only try it for a month or so – and then decide what to do from there.
Are you becoming a fan of soylent? Are you going to try it out? Looks like you can get a month’s supply for $230 – which is substantially less than what I spend on eating out and groceries every month. How about you?
Do keep in mind that the founder of soylent has stated that he does not recommend people trying to make soylent at home because it is complex, and he doesn’t recommend an exclusive diet of soylent, although he has tried an almost exclusive diet before and seen improvement of his health.
Leave a comment and tell us your thoughts! Would you try soylent?