Sugar content in 2.0


#1

Starting to pay attention to my sugar intake, noticed that Soylent 2.0 has 9g of sugar per serving and 1.5 has 3.75g per serving.

Rethinking my move to 2.0 - 36g vs 15g / day
WHO suggests 25g / day

Anyone know why there’s that much more sugar in 2.0?


#2

It’s not just simple sugars as you would think. I believe there are many threads on this forum that talk about the sugar content. Isomaltulose is one example that needs to be labeled as a sugar by the FDA but acts more like a slow digesting carb.


#3

Thank you for the clarification


#4

There isn’t.

Nope: more like 12g or 15g.

Working: according to the nutrition facts (2.0 nutrition facts, 1.5 nutrition facts):

  • Soylent 2.0 has 9g of sugars per 400-calorie serving
  • Soylent 1.5 has 15g of sugars per 500-calorie serving, which would work out to 12g of sugars per 400-calorie serving

Obviously your daily sugar consumption would depend on how much Soylent you have, but even on 2.0, you’d have to limit yourself to 3 bottles (1200 calories) to even come close to 25g per day.

There’s a bunch of more detailed discussion of Soylent’s make-up buried in the FAQs section of the site, although they don’t seem to have an article specifically discussing sugars: https://faq.soylent.com/hc/en-us/sections/200307055-About-Soylent