The Irony of poor nutrition in our modern era
In previous times, mankind was very much limited to what could be cultivated in a good season or what could be reared before the cold season.
All over the world, ancient civilizations had to play a very delicate dance with nature in order to have access to food. High-quality foods were usually limited to nobility and upper class/very wealthy individuals. It is then a bit ironic that with the ease of access to many types of food, nutrition is at an all-time low. The kicker here is that the speeding up of life due to economic development has caused the emergence of highly processed foods. While these foods are quite filling, many times they lack the basic macro and micronutrients needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle. This is one of the main reasons why so many people nowadays are going back to diets such as the Paleo diet short for the Paleolithic diet which basically constitutes a diet where you eat the way your ancestors used to eat in the Paleolithic age, mainly consuming natural, organic and easily obtainable foods.
For the person on the go who may be lacking in finances, time or is simply looking a solution that fits into a busy lifestyle, a hot or cold meal replacement is one idea.
Meal replacements are densely packed with many essential macro and micronutrients that a diet built around processed food is devoid of. They can even be DIY projects for your body where you design your own meals, and incorporate these quick soups or shakes into your diet for a healthier you.