Is Liquid The Future Of Food?

Nowadays in the west food is nothing short of indulgent. From the sugar laden cereals and meat packed breakfast plates, to cheese smothered cured meats at lunch, prime cuts for dinner and piles of ice cream for dessert. Our entire meal schedule is one excess after another it seems, which is one reason why the average bodyweight of westerners is rocketing skyward with little resistance. The other variable is convenience, why spend hours cooking your favourite meal when you can get someone else to do it for you? Even better why wait at all and instead just grab something instant, regardless of whether it has any nutritional value at all, if it tastes half decent its worth the money spent and time saved right? These are the habits of the society we live in today, we want food fast, but it doesn’t always mean we have to compromise on quality or our health. Here are some viable solutions that we can get onboard with today.

Is Liquid The Future Of Food?

Is Liquid The Future Of Food?

Smoothies & Juices

They may not seem particularly modern but obviously before the invention of high-powered blenders it was just easier to eat the fruit. This primarily is our problem, many people don’t get their recommended intake of fruit or indeed vegetables daily, even though there is a national initiative in England less than half of the nation get their ‘5 a day’. One way to quickly remedy this is to down a smoothie. Blended fruit and vegetables can be a lot more palatable in the form of a drink for those who aren’t big fans, but more than this the nutrients in plants can be used to sustain a healthier lifestyle. Juices have come under fire recently because they extract the fibres contained in plants which mean that you are essentially just drinking lots of fruit sugar and not much else. Even so juice advocates like Joe Cross have clearly turned their life around by just drinking juices.

Smoothies & Juices

Smoothies & Juices

Meal Replacements

If you feel like fruit and vegetables don’t make a complete diet, or maybe you need more protein in your system for your gym goals, luckily there is another option available. Meal replacements have been on the market for a while now with Dunn’s river Nurishment ever present in supermarkets, corner shops and petrol stations. With a modern eye on nutrition and the increase in plant-based foods there are now several meal replacements that are more nutritionally comprehensive and are suitable for vegans. Soylent was the first to get onboard with this, taking its name from the science fiction movie Soylent Green this all in one meal replacement hopes to get rid of your need for solid food and instead have you gulping down quick and easy milkshake-like drinks instead.

Similarly, British brand Huel have followed in their footsteps with their own model of ready to drink meal replacements. Both brands also offer powdered versions that can be used to supplement diets in a similar way many protein powders are. If convenience is really the top priority mixing these dense ‘shakes’ with liquidised plants and vegetables may be our way to regain control of our health without compromising our schedules.

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