You are not being pedantic you are being stubborn. So your point is that Soylent has more than the recommended 35% of calories from fat. Like I said before NO DUH. You have to look at why that is the recommendation and read studies on fat intakes and their effects on health.
These ranges are associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, while providing for adequate intake of essential nutrients.
A strong body of evidence indicates that higher intake of most dietary saturated fatty acids is associated with higher levels of blood total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Higher total and LDL cholesterol levels are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
A number of studies have observed an association between increased trans fatty acid intake and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This increased risk is due, in part, to its LDL cholesterol- raising effect.
From the results:
The HFLC group had greater mean decreases in serum triglyceride (P=0.07), and hs-CRP (P=0.03), and greater mean increases in HDL cholesterol (P=0.004), and total adiponectin (P=0.045) relative to the LFHC.
Several studies indicated an increase of HDL-cholesterol and a corresponding decrease in triacylglycerols following a MUFA-rich diet. The effects on total and LDL-cholesterol appeared not consistent, but no detrimental effects on blood lipids were observed. Values for systolic and diastolic blood pressure were found to be reduced both during short- and long-term protocols using high amounts of MUFA as compared to low-MUFA diets.
Data from meta-analyses exploring evidence from long-term prospective cohort studies provide ambiguous results with respect to the effects of MUFA on risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). One meta-analysis reported an increase in CHD events, however, most meta-analyses observed a lesser number of cases in participants subjected to a high-MUFA protocol. Although no detrimental side effects of MUFA-rich diets were reported in the literature, there still is no unanimous rationale for MUFA recommendations in a therapeutic regimen.
LDL cholesterol is affected by diet. Knowing which fats raise LDL cholesterol and which ones don’t is the first step in lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke. Your body naturally produces LDL cholesterol. Eating saturated fat,and trans fat raises your blood cholesterol level even further.
For adults who would benefit from lowering their LDL cholesterol, the American Heart Association recommends:
Reducing saturated fat to no more than 5 to 6 percent of total calories. For someone eating 2,000 calories a day that’s about 11 to 13 grams of saturated fat.
Reducing the percent of calories from trans fat.
The American Heart Association’s Nutrition Committee strongly advises these fat guidelines for healthy Americans over age 2:
Eating between 25 and 35 percent of your total daily calories as fats from foods like fish, nuts, and vegetable oils.
Limiting the amount of saturated fats you eat to less than 7 percent of your total daily calories. That means if you need about 2,000 calories a day, less than 140 calories (or 16 grams) should come from saturated fats.
Limiting the amount of trans fats to less than 1 percent of your total daily calories. That means if you need about 2,000 calories a day, less than 20 calories (or 2 grams) should come from trans fats.
For good health, the majority of fats you eat should be monounsaturated or polyunsaturated.
Visit our Fats 101 page to learn more about these fats.
It’s easier to gauge how much healthy and unhealthy food you are eating by using a food diary to keep track of what you eat for a period of time.
Soylent 2.0 has 2g of saturated fat per serving. 2g/serving x 5 servings/day = 10g/day
Soylent 1.5 has 2.5g of saturated fat per serving. 2.5g/serving x 4 servings/day = 10g/day
Soylent 1.5 also has less than 0.5g of trans fat per serving. >0.5/serving x 4 serving/day = >2g/day