Over in the DIY forum, I asked if people were aware of a product that would be like a low-fat Soylent (by which I mean, vegan and low-glycemic, but with a higher proportion of complex carbs and a lower proportion of fat). This raised questions of why I would want such a thing, which I feel would be best discussed here. Mainly, I am aiming to replicate the diet that is known to be the most healthful – a whole-food plant-based diet (lots of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes). Such diets are naturally high in low-glycemic carbs, low in fat. Soylent does not match this macronutrient profile.
I’ve been reading about this for a couple of years; my recent post was sparked by the study http://www.nature.com/nutd/journal/v7/n3/full/nutd20173a.html, and colorfully reported in this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w38dtSezN78&feature=youtu.be
Just by virtue of eliminating animal fats and proteins and having a low-glycemic index, I think Soylent is likely a lot better than the average American’s dietary pattern, but I think there’s room for improvement.