Health Warnings About Eating Oats/Oatmeal, Especially For Breakfast!

Today I’m going to talk about oats and oatmeal. You’ll discover
Some important health benefits What’s the best form of oats
Why you should NOT eat them for breakfast and the best time to eat them
The surprising negatives Health warnings of toxicity and cancer
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. A big study showed that 100% of all the popular
brands of oats, tested positive for glyphosate [gly-foh-sate], which is an herbicide. They use this to kill plants, such as weeds. Unfortunately, glyphosate is toxic to humans
as well. In fact, it’s a carcinogen – which means
it’s cancer causing. The studies showed that oats contained on
average, 360 ppb (parts per billion). That’s twice the “allowed” benchmark
of health, which is 160 ppb. Sadly, some of the popular samples contained
up to 1000 ppb and some to have as high as 2800 ppb
So for this reason alone, I suggest you limit your intake of oats. Even when they say “organic”. Summary
So in summary Oats are fairly healthy grains, which contains
lots of vitamins, minerals and fiber. The “steel cut” oats are the healthiest
and make sure you see “gluten free” on the label. If you’re going to have oats, better to
have it in the evening instead of the morning, because it contains tryptophan and melatonin,
both of which cause you to relax and sleep Lastly, because oats tend to have glyphosates,
a cancer causing and toxic herbicide, I would limit it’s intake. And if you’d like more information about
improving your cholesterol, or blood sugar or increasing your energy levels, I’ve posted
special links below, in the description area to help you achieve your health goals, with
the least amount of effort, time and money.


  1. Are you kidding me. I just had a oatmeal banana smoothie this morning 😡😡

  2. Great vid doc!i eat oats almost every morning!

  3. And before sleep

  4. You looks like "Dawyane Johnson" The Rock.

  5. Wow super knowledgeable ❤

  6. What a voice!!!

  7. Dr Sam Robbins:I eat Oats with cold milk like cereal is it OK or unhealthy?

  8. No One needs them, but if You eat them get the uncut ones that look like rice and are certified organic.

  9. Very educative

  10. Please the next video: Increasin energy!

  11. Do you have proof?

  12. Thank You for Information Dr. Now I know why I would feel drowsy after eating a bowl of oatmeal in the Morning I was beginning to feel there was Something not right after eating bowl of oatmeal Thank You Very Much Doctor God Bless You Jesus Loves You.

  13. Thanks again Doc!!!!
    Great info.
    I would like if possible to have a info video from you on the following topics.
    Bee pollen
    Rodiola helrb supplement
    Sibirian ginseng

    Thanks again so much.
    I am martial arts and parkour instructor.
    I really find all your videos so helpful and useful.

  14. Eating oats and dr. Sam upload video…

    Me: slowly putting down spoon

  15. I just ate oatmeal this morning 🤔

  16. Oatmeal R.I.P.

  17. i never could understand why after oats i felt much more relaxed and willing to take a nap, thank you a lot !

  18. Imagine people eating a banane, cereals and OJ in the morning, holy sugar

  19. I eat 50 grams of oats per day. It is much?

  20. Why the fuck are these companies allowed to sell the public food that causes cancer?????? What has happened to standards.

  21. Hmm. Maybe I'll try in the evening now


  23. What about organic oats? Is it safe to eat daily at least 100g?

  24. Thank you from India.

  25. Thank you Dr.

  26. Thank you.

  27. Oats= Best Carbs,Fiber

  28. Bye bye, damn delicious oats!

  29. Im about to eat oatmeal at breakfast. Talk about timing! Thanks doctor.

  30. You sound a lot like The Rock (Dwayne Johnson)

  31. Thanks for yet another educative video, Dr Sam. Keep at it sir.

  32. Nice

  33. On another video you recommended to have eggs in the evening.. What made you change you mind?

  34. Cheers:)

  35. Everyone is different
    bottom line Oats work for me

  36. Awesome, best wishes from Bulgaria

  37. 💓

  38. So when is the right time to take oatmeal?

  39. Can you please tell us what your ideal breakfast is? Because oats are pretty much out of my list now.

  40. What your saying makes perfect sense

  41. Hello doc plz do a video on nightfall please. I'm 18 facing this problem plz help

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