A mini menu fast food dehydrated food powder replaces all meals … The trend is obvious but what is recommended? Experts opine.
Each time the Proustian idea that food can trigger a series of pleasurable reactions in the body in favor of a restricted, more functional and practical diet is more distant. We seek solutions to express our frenetic pace of life and, in that sense, but the food does not seem an obstacle.
A new nutritional power advocates a concept of power as a means of livelihood and has the backing of science. Where has been the culture sit at the table as typically Mediterranean? Certainly has no place in the menus, reduced to its minimum expression literally, we propose technological advances. The end of the meal, pray the headlines, and we wonder if it will be true.
From Silicon Valley, the cradle of civilization 3.0, comes one of the alternatives to food as we know, that aims to revolutionize the way we feed ourselves. The culprit is a young 25 year old entrepreneur who has condensed all the nutrients you need in a compound in powder. “What if you did not have to worry about food anymore?” Tempts from their website.
Soylent is what it’s called; the product would be the answer to the question that we repeated many times throughout the day: what we eat today? Its creator claims that in the year and a half after a year and a half eating only with your product, has thinned, rest better, your physical condition has improved and its concentration has increased.
Rob Rhinehart does not seem to miss the solids on which he draws “from time to time during the weekend.” Neither the 30,000 people who helped get the project forward in crowdfunding campaign more successful in recent times. Your customers share their experiences and recipes from a diet, at first glance, does not support many variants.
Perhaps the dystopian image of an obese boned sipping a straw from an electronic chair as we posed the movie Wall-E has just come to my head because society from Japan, the opposite of San Francisco, comes another option willing to banish conventional foods. It is a food menu -hamburger trash, chips and soda included-powder made to serve after passing through water. Just as it sounds. These dried noodles with sauce prepared in less than 3 minutes to your high nth degree. And what’s more, its creators say the ‘food’ preserves, not only nutrients, but the flavor of the real version.
“It would be possible to live alone on liquid but every now and then you might miss the taste of a burrido.”
That can only be due to the “use of flavorings used to give flavor,” explains Dr. Doctor. As it is possible to dehydrate the food and preserve proteins and carbohydrates and even whet the appetite only a liquid diet. “Automatically, a signal in the brain that increases the concentration of glucose inhibits appetite occurs even though in most cases, chewing is essential for our nutrition habits.”
Chewing Is Still Necessary
That also coincides Dr. Ata Pouramini, nutrition expert and adds: “chewing gives us a sense of well-being and helps reduce stress.” A study of Osaka University in Japan found that people who ate faster and chewing less were three times more likely to get fat. Therefore, he recommends doing 20-30 times to promote digestion, appetite control and therefore, calories.
FOOD CAPSULES. THE FUTURE IS NOW
While some advocate go back to prehistory to the paleolithic diet, others advance three squares in the direction pointing science fiction, aeronautics or elite sport. They spent years using new forms of power but only to supplement or complement resources. However, the ambitious proposal Soylent says it is possible to dispense with the conventional food to the skepticism of the experts and who enjoyed every bite.
“Meals capsules are used in extreme situations, such as in space, in sports where hiperenergética food, or other cases of disease in which a person can not chew is required. But never a capsule may resemble a food with all its nutrients.’s true that can supplement liquid diets, for example, capsules of vitamins and minerals, but is not a complete diet, otherwise much fluid and hydration level would be lost would not be right, “corroborates the Dra. Mira.
For his part, Dr. Pouramini dates back to 1936 when Dr. Bridges of Columbia University said: “Humans will never take capsules instead of meals … the capsules never contain enough caloric volume.”
And … THE HUNGER?
In their study of new ways to eradicate hunger, FAO has found superfoods a chance to fight it. We mentioned the case of Spirulina, for ease of cultivation and high protein concentration in such short amount of product, hopeful ways open to development. The same goes for foods produced in a laboratory, whether in powder also contribute to rapid production and distribution.
“Also called ‘Golden Rice’ (GM rice) with high content of vitamin A was called to eradicate hunger in the world a few years ago and since then things have not changed much since then,” recalls Pouramini.
In his opinion, the eradication of hunger only find an answer in the sustainable food. “For example, the very high animal product consumption in Western countries makes water demand is incredibly high and cereals, excluding own pollution generated by these animals raised almost artificially. Why grow to feed these animals that only come to developed countries rather than use that acreage to feed on fruits, vegetables and grains all? (That’s what these nice super food blenders are for…!)
In short, a powdered diet or what is the same, a liquid diet, it is possible to survive but not advisable. “Being so low calorie diets can make us dizzy, menstrual problems, anemia, among other things,” says our expert adds these contraindications due to gastrointestinal problems lafalta fiber. But beware, these trends should not be confused with a regime under medical supervision. “There are cases in which diets, for example green juices are used for a time as a method of detoxification and even to lose weight, but this process must be monitored by a physician and should avoid people with health problems such as diabetes cancer or heart problems, “he warns.
As yes really mean the end of the meal, we will have to stop and think whether to mdoficar certain lifestyle towards a busy life or, conversely, lose keystrokes to enjoy certain pleasures.