Is oatmeal unhealthy?
As we have just seen, oatmeal can certainly be classified as healthy. But does it also have any disadvantages or can it even be unhealthy for certain people?
Actually, no, unless you have an intolerance or allergy against oats.
Some people also find, that eating oatmeal leads to a spike in blood sugar levels, which can cause cravings. However, this effect does not occur in all people by and also contradicts the study mentioned above.
People with celiac disease or gluten intolerance should avoid oatmeal, as we will discuss in a second.
Some people may experience gastrointestinal problems when eating uncooked oatmeal. This is because they are not easy to digest uncooked, which is especially true for old fashioned oats. However, by cooking or soaking them beforehand, this problem can easily be avoided in the majority of cases.
In summary, it can be said that the negative effects of oatmeal are very limited and they are only unhealthy for certain people.
If you are healthy and you are not doing a strict low carb diet, oatmeal is a suitable food for your daily diet that provides many important nutrients.