When Rob Rhinehart literally got tired of eating, he researched the nutrient necessities he needed to survive, and ended up making one epic “food replacement.” Rhinehart created a nutritious mixture he calls Soylent, which is a smoothie-like drink consisting of vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients like essential amino acids, carbohydrates, and fat. Ingredients are measured based off of a perfectly-balanced diet needed to provide the body with energy, and maintain good health. Soylent cuts out purchasing, preparing, buying, and cooking traditional food, which people have been doing, basically, since the beginning of time.
Rhinehart studied the biology of molecular cooking with low-maintenance living in mind. "I started wondering why something as simple and important as food was still so inefficient, given how streamlined and optimized other modern things are. I also had an incentive to live as cheaply as possible, and I yearned for the productivity benefit of being healthy,” he told VICE back in April.
Soylent is believed to change eating habits in the future, however Rhinehart’s “mix” has faced mixed reviews. Some dieticians and nutritions are skeptical of the lack of natural food sources, while Rhinehart claims that Soylent doesn’t need to be natural to be healthy. Soylent could go on to solve the world hunger problem rather efficiently, and at a low-cost. The product is FDA approved and enhanced by a board of nutritionists, whom together have made many improvements as far as taste, texture, and mouth-feels. Soylent is even divided into gender specifications to suit the taste of women and men.