What Is Soylent & What It Includes

Rob Rhinehart, a nutrition expert, in his blog post “How I Stopped Eating Food” explained his experiment of developing a food substitute that will provide all essential nutrients required for healthy living.

Before explaining more about this diet, there is a warning that this diet system is not clinically tested or approved by doctors, therefore, it could be potentially dangerous to adapt. Rob is self-testing it without any expert guidelines from the doctors.


In his blog post, he wrote that this diet system that he named as Soylent after a sci-fi film named Soylent Green released in 1973. Following his new diet system, now he has been on Soylent diet, without eating any food. You might be thinking that how is it possible.


Rob explained it that our body needs nutrients like vitamins and minerals for proper functioning. We eat food that contains these nutrients but this doesn’t mean that only eating food will provide these vital nutrients. Rather bad sources of these nutrients will deliver you obesity and other health issues. Therefore Rob created a diet where he took these nutrients in one source called Soylent.

Soylent is a meal replacement diet system that consists of all the essential nutrients that a body requires for daily functioning. The nutrients include sodium, carbohydrate, zinc, chloride and some other basic nutrients in a balanced quantity. There is a theory that supports this concept. As per the theory, taking nutrients in the straight source rather than extracting these nutrients by breaking down food saves body energy getting wasted.


What’s In Soylent?

Since the Soylent was launched, there were lots of people eager to know about the ingredients of this special meal replacement system. People who are allergen to some compound or people who are vegetarian, want to know whether it consist any compound that is not meant for them. Well, for them it is important to know that on an overview, this meal replacement product doesn’t contain any such compound that is not meant for vegans or any compound that may cause allergy. The ingredients of Soylent are all natural and real extract of the compound. The ingredients are such as,

  • Maltodextrin (carbs)
  • Whey isolate
  • Oat powder
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Salt
  • Potassium Gluconate
  • Magnesium Gluconate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Monosodium Phosphate
  • Methylsulfonylmethane
  • Soy Lecithin powder
  • Creatine
  • Ferrous Gluconate
  • Choline Bitartrate


According to Rob Rhinehart, with Soylent, you need not worry about groceries, recipes, choosing what to eat today, comparing which food is healthier and many more factors. He further stated that Americans spend an average of $600-$700 per month on their food. Soylent costs $30 per month that means you save 95% of your money. It is affordable, easy to take, and even tasty.