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Online, you can find people who claim to have survived off of powder-based drinks such as Soylent and Huel for weeks (as Soylent’s founder, Rob Rhinehart, did) or even months and years on end. While neither company recommends this tactic, some social media users see it as a welcome challenge and hope their personal experiments bring compelling results, including ramped-up physical fitness.
Regardless of one’s liquid of choice, decades of meal-drinking ushers us into unprecedented territory. Most people naturally desire a varied diet that provides a range of sensory experiences.
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Eliminating that fundamental variety-seeking that we have is not a good thing.
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