When we hear the word “Soylent” most of us automatically think… SOYLENT GREEN! Some of you might be too young to understand that reference. Soylent has been a trend on the rise since it was first launched in 2013. But, what is Soylent and who is it intended for? Soylent 2.0 isn’t just another meal replacement. It’s so much more.
What is Soylent
So what is the secret of Soylent? I can tell you for sure that Soylent definitely is not people. I had to add that but I promise that was my last Soylent Green reference. Then what is Soylent?
Soylent is a complete meal — affordable, sustainable, and satisfying.Soylent
Soylent is classified as food by the FDA and not as a supplement. It isn’t intended to replace all 3 meals, however, it could! Meaning, Soylent has enough nutrients to be considered a full meal. It is great for people who are on the go or cant stop long enough to make choices so they can grab a shake and know they just did something beneficial as well as satisfied hunger. Soylent is a nutritional drink that provides all of the daily nutrients you need.
Soylent is currently known as the best meal replacement on the market after launching Soylent 2.0.
You can purchase Soylent in a variety of flavored premade shakes that are convenient to grab and go. It is also sold in a powder form. All you have to do is mix with water and drink.
This makes it so easy to make healthier choices.
Soylent contains a lot of essential ingredients often left out of other meal replacements. It has a good balance between protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
The founders wanted to create a complete nutritional product that was affordable and beneficial for anyone. That is why they used the ingredients they did. They strategically chose ingredients that are genetically modified organisms aka GMO. That is a “bad word” for some. For Soylent, it means GMOs almost eliminate food waste, time, and the resources needed to grow food. This means GMO crops are more sustainable and reliable and aligns with their mission.
So, let’s answer the question some of you guys have by now. Is Soylent good for you?
First, I have to answer a different question. Is Soylent the healthiest meal replacement on the market? That answer is no. There are other companies that are vegan, gluten-free, Keto-friendly and plant-based.
However, what appeals to me the most about this company is how much they focus on being good for the planet. The containers are recyclable, their products require less water and less refrigeration. Their products also produce less carbon dioxide than livestock. So in this sense, I would say yes, Soylent is good for you.
There are a few things about Soylent some people have questioned. Take soy for example. Soy is very controversial. People either like it, or they don’t. That’s mostly because of the uncertain effects soy has on our bodies. Estrogen is the main concern. Soy naturally contains a high concentration of isoflavones which is a type of plant estrogen. It can have different reactions to the body depending on a few other factors such as ethnicity, hormone levels and the type of soy consumed. This includes possibilities for breast cancer or other health concerns. Soylent contains 20 grams of soy protein.
However, there is another side to that. A lot of people see soy as a very healthy alternative to eating meat. Many claims that soy can actually protect against breast and prostate cancer. Soy protein is considered a complete protein, unlike many other plant proteins. It contains all nine of the essential amino acids we need but are unable to make on our own. These essential amino acids are only available through the foods we eat. This includes animal proteins like eggs and meat. Fermented soy is good for your gut health as well.
Why so much fat? Why Canola Oil?
Good fats are needed in a well-balanced diet. There are definitely healthier oils on the market but the engineers for Soylent decided to use canola oil for a few reasons. It is very low in saturated fat and it also contains a high amount of phytosterols which can reduce the absorption of cholesterol. It contains omega-3 and omega -6. Soylent contains both canola and sunflower oil because they are sustainable and satisfying. You get 21 grams of fat from Soylent.
The first thing most of us do when we grab a product is to look at the nutrition label to see how many carbs it contains. Soylent contains an engineered mix of simple and complex carbs and made 36 grams of sustainable energy.
26 Vitamins and Minerals
It is so important to find products and consume foods that contain essential vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health. That is because we do not and can not make them on our own. We rely on what we eat to provide them. Without these vitamins and minerals, we can develop health problems and lack what we need to properly function. Each serving of Soylent provides a generous amount of micronutrients.
So, if we are not intentionally eating healthy food, we need to find a way to supplement what we are not getting. Soylent provides the essential vitamins and minerals in each serving. This is exactly why Soylent is a better alternative for people who don’t make healthy choices or have good eating habits. It’s far better to grab a shake rather than microwave a pizza for lunch.
Who is Soylent for?
I think it is safe to say Soylent isn’t for everyone but it could be. Meaning, if you currently eat a vegan or plant-based balanced diet, you probably are not in need of a product like this. But, if suddenly we all ran out of food for whatever reason, we could all survive and benefit from it.
Soylent is also very popular in the gaming, tech, and college community. Since these are the people who sit in front of a computer all day, the founders of Soylent thought it would be better for them to grab Soylent instead of something unhealthy and without nutritional value.
Soylent provides products for people who want quick and nutritional options when they don’t have time to cook or prepare a healthy meal.
It is also popular with preppers and athletes as well.
Let’s take it a step deeper…
Soylent would be a perfect solution to help victims of disaster relief. It would provide nutrients for people that might not have access to food for a long period of time. They can consume Soylent and will be guaranteed to get the nutrients they need until their situation changes.
How does it taste
Soylent 2.0 taste amazing. I personally like how it isn’t overpowered but the flavor and sweetness. Soylent 2.0 comes in a variety pack or you can purchase your favorite flavor.