Another “End of Food” article? Really people??

<img class="alignright" src="http://i1.wp.com/metronewsca.files.wordpress viagra a acheter.com/2014/05/00_21_ar_tor_ov_soylent_amber.jpg?crop=0px%2C92px%2C2048px%2C1352px&resize=618%2C408″ alt=”” width=”222″ height=”146″ />Soylent sounded wonderful, so I decided to give it a try. Here is my own account of seven days onSoylent. The rule I set for myself: I couldn’t eat anything. I drank Soylent, along wih coffee,lattes and water. I imbibed a few alcoholic drinks and an Italian soda.

– Taken From: metronews.ca

Soylent is absolutely amazing, as long as you understand where it actually belongs in the grand scheme of things. It’s merely another food option. It’s no different than any other food, except in its form factor and fully-balanced properties (which quite frankly are *massive* differences for the better. Soylent FTW). It was never intended to be lived on exclusively, any more than hamburgers, salads, pizza, or cereal is intended to be lived on exclusively (though if you use Soylent exclusively, you’ll be a LOT better off than if you only ate any of those other items…)

Most of our meals (in the US anyway, and I’d say most other modern, information-age countries) are consumed in passing, and have no real value other than fuel. They’re eaten at our desks, while we drive, or otherwise on the go. Those types of meals tend to not have great nutritional value, and simply serve to take up time we could be spending doing any number of things we’d prefer to be doing in that moment (and no that’s not just “work”).

Soylent solves this by giving the consumer something they can easily have on the go if they choose, but that is fully nutritious (nothing like a SlimFast or Ensure) and will help keep them feeling and functioning their best. And who doesn’t want that?

Not to mention that not everyone enjoys dealing with food. Just because one person loves to shop, plan meals, cook, do dishes, etc. doesn’t mean everyone does. In that respect, Soylent is merely another food option, simple as that. One person likes beet salad, another wouldn’t touch it with someone else’s ten-foot-pole. Soylent fits our modern world in countless ways, and the health benefits are out of this world (speaking from experience as I’m on day 23 of 80%+ Soylent consumption).

Soylent is real food. It is not a diet product, it is not a special-needs product, it does not claim to treat any illness or disease, etc. It is simply food distilled down to its essential core, and that has its place. Sure some may choose to live on it 100% – and they certainly can do so and will be in tremendous health, nutritionally-speaking. But it is no more “the end of food” than fortified breads or cereals were. And to even suggest as much, is utterly foolish.

 

4 thoughts on “Another “End of Food” article? Really people??

  1. The image is certainly provocative, I find it funny 🙂 But I agree with you on the mistakes made in this article. And worse yet, the author posts a video of giving out samples of Soylent to Torontonians in which one person makes a remark about soy and she replies that there isn’t very much in it…! There is literally NO soy in Soylent. Did she read the ingredients list before endeavoring to eat this for a week? I’m all for discourse on the subject, but I’d like for it to be informed discourse.

    • Yep couldn’t agree more. I *want* to see discussion about Soylent because I think the more that happens, the more people can realize where it fits in the world and just how important it can be. But yeah, it needs to actually be informed discussion, otherwise… what’s the point?? But of course these articles are all click bait, so whatever they have to put in their headlines to get people to click and comment is exactly what they’re going to do.

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