One of the newest food trends is the consumption of powdered meals. Since many people struggle with the amount of time and money it takes to make nutritious meals, brands like Soylent and Ambronite, have created products to deal with this issue. These kinds of meals involve mixing a powder with water and drinking it instead of a normal meal. Although these brands promise that this way of eating is perfectly safe and nutritiously superior to the usual American meal, many people are reluctant to make the switch.
Although they’re controversial, meal replacement drinks can help solve worldwide hunger issues. These meals claim to provide total nutrition in a package that is easily transportable and less perishable than most traditional foods. The issue with adopting a completely liquid diet is that it can dramatically change how people socialize. Food is an important part of community formation and eating meals is an activity that people really enjoy. By taking meals away for the purpose of increasing efficiency, it is possible that the culture human society can shift toward becoming even more work crazed than it is today. While liquid meals can help save time and money, they could also lead to unhealthy effects if humans were to completely abandon food.
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