[quote=“Predator, post:5, topic:14697, full:true”]
Theres less fibre in Soylent than my regular diet yet Soylent gives me way more gas. Fibre has already been ruled out by many of us as the source of gas from Soylent.[/quote]
Ruling fiber in or out is not so simple, because it may be a compound problem. Insoluble fiber can provide a substrate for bacteria to colonize - bacteria which consume something else.
I, for example, am a touch lactose intolerant, and I don’t get much dairy. So if I have an ice cream or a lot of raw cheese, I’ll get some gas and the runs. I also don’t get a ton of fiber, so having a big salad can give me the runs. I can consume a lot of psyllium husk with no problems - even getting more fiber than the salad - but the salad is fiber WITH yummy green stuff that bacteria enjoy.
The Chopped Salad I had, however, had a generous amount of bleu cheese as well as a ton of chopped greens. The fiber provided a growing medium for the bacteria, who went to town on the lactose and other yummy ingredients of the salad, and hooboy did I have a day on Tuesday.
What I’m getting at is the fact that oat fiber doesn’t set you off when you have simple oatmeal is not proof that they’re not part of the problem for you in Soylent… and the fact that you can have a glass of fiber drink with psyllium husk with no problem doesn’t mean it doesn’t cause a problem when combined with other ingredients in Soylent.
It’s a very difficult problem to solve with a reductionist approach, because the whole recipe matters… Is this ingredient the problem? Is that ingredient the problem? Or are they only a problem together with a third ingredient that seemed innocent?