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1Chasing Away Insomnia with a Bowl of Oatmeal https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-antidepressant-diet/201411/chasing-away-insomnia-bowl-oatmeal
2Chronic Insomnia and Stress System https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2128619/
3Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b1-thiamine
4Dietary Sources and Bioactivities of Melatonin http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/9/4/367
Health Warnings About Eating Oats/Oatmeal, Especially For Breakfast!
And I bring up this topic because a viewer asked the following:
“Hello Dr. Sam - I wanted to know if you eat oatmeal. I eat a big bowl every morning and I wanted to know if this is good or bad? I heard it’s full of vitamins, fiber and good for lowering my cholesterol, blood sugar and weight loss. It’s also good for energy. Thus, like a perfect food. Do you agree? Thanks boss!”
This is correct, improvements in cholesterol, blood sugar, weight loss and energy levels are the primary reasons people eat oatmeal - other than the obvious reason that they like how it tastes.
The Benefits of Oats/Oatmeal
To begin, oats are grains and have lots of vitamins and minerals, so they are very nutritious. Especially when compared to other grains.
They also contain a good amount of soluble fiber and beta-glucan [glue-can], which helps with cholesterol levels.
Now, it doesn’t lower blood sugar, but it has a decent glycemic load and thus, doesn’t raise blood sugar levels that much. Certainly not like your typical breakfast cereals.
In fact, the “steel cut” oats are the healthiest because they are minimally processed, which means higher fiber and lowest effects on blood sugar.
Even though oats are naturally gluten free, make sure you purchase one that says it on the label. This is because during the manufacturing process, the machines can touch other foods that do have gluten and will cross contaminate.
Negatives Of Oats/Oatmeal
Now, there are some things to keep in mind.
Most people do have oatmeal in the morning for breakfast. I don’t do this and warn against it.
This is because oatmeal is high in the amino acid tryptophan, which helps produce serotonin… a chemical which can cause a calming and relaxing effect. If fact, you take tryptophan at night to put you to sleep.
Speaking of sleep, oats also contain melatonin, the sleep hormone.
So the point is, the last thing you want to do is eat a food for breakfast that causes a calming, relaxing, sleeping effect. Instead of eating it in the morning, eat it in the evening to help give you a restful and deeper sleep.
In the morning, have proteins, fats, vegetables and maybe some fruit. Whole pasture raised eggs, veggies and some blue berries for example.
Great for your body and brain.
Oats Can Be Toxic With Pesticides
Lastly, I want to mention something very important about oats, toxicity and pesticides.
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