Soylent is WAY too high in fat , according to FDA guidelines
The older versions had 20g fat per serving, which was already too high, especially since the average male would drink 5 bottles a day if they were to drink soylent exclusive.
current verion has 24g of fat per serving, which according to their own nutrition facts label, makes up 31% of daily value. It is important to remember that the daily value of fat by the fda is the upper limit of fat intake, so even just 3 bottles a day will make you almost surpass your daily upper intake of fat, even though you have just taken in 1200 calories! Soylent is crazy high in fat. At 5 bottles a day, which equals to 2000 calories, which is what the DV is based on, you would have taken 31% * 5 = 155% of DV fat. That is 55% above upper limit of daily fat intake, as per FDA recommendations, and according to THEIR OWN NUTRITION FACTS LABEL . This is stupid. You had one job, Soylent. It was to get nutrition right. The FDA already spelled it all out for you. All you had to do was crunch simple numbers. and you got it all wrong.
" The dietary reference intake (DRI) for fat in adults is 20% to 35% of total calories from fat. That is about 44 grams to 77 grams of fat per day if you eat 2,000 calories a day. It is recommended to eat more of some types of fats because they provide health benefits "
5 bottles of soylent would be 120 grams of fat for 2000 calories, way surpassing this recommended upper limit of 77 grams of fat a day.
FIX IT, SOYLENT. NOW! or you risk getting lawsuits. Your promises about complete and balanced nutrition have people relying on your product for their nutrition. This overload of fat, according to many studies, will cause chronic illness.
EDIT: soylent’s articles about high fat in the diet only justifies fat (up to the upper limit as per FDA guidlines) in the diet, which we all know is essential. it does NOT, however, justify intaking significantly more fat than the FDA suggests. They seem to imply that they know better than the FDA and the decades of academic research that goes into the upper fat intake recommendation. Such that 2000 calories of their products don’t just slightly go above such suggestions, but 55% above. “The high fat (or, more accurately, overly high fat as defined by the FDA), is here to stay, Soylent”? well that means I will leave as a consumer. I want evidence-based nutrition. Also, as if putting “phD” at the end of the article is supposed to override all the numerous Phds in academia that are responsible for FDA recommendations, the PhD is in Chemistry, not nutrition.