Single food providing a balanced diet?
September 19, 2010 10:05 AM Subscribe
Does any company provide a food which, eaten alone, would provide a completely sufficient diet? Is this even possible?
posted by insperatum to Food & Drink (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I know they say variation is the key to a balanced diet, but surely one could produce some kind of mix, containing all sorts of food in just the right quantities to be optimal. Presumably, if the variables were tweaked right, one could then live entirely off this 'soup', with maybe occasional supplements to compensate for day-to-day variations in their energy requirement, etc.
Please tell me if I've oversimplified and this is in fact impossible. Otherwise, does anybody know if this kind of thing is commercially available anywhere?