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Oatmeal is NOT the breakfast of Champions

Frequently, during conversations about nutrition, individuals often boast about starting their day on a healthy note with a bowl of oatmeal, complete with fruit, a sprinkle of brown sugar or syrup, and if luck permits, a handful of nuts. However, for those grappling with blood sugar regulation issues or individuals who have received concerning A1C results indicating diabetes or pre-diabetes, it's crucial to reconsider that seemingly innocent oatmeal breakfast. Contrary to popular belief, oatmeal isn't a nutritional superhero – it's more about clever marketing.


A 2018 study conducted by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group, delved into the levels of glyphosate, the primary component in the pesticide ROUNDUP, present in oatmeal, granola, and other products from 14 different brands. Shockingly, Quaker Oats topped the charts with the highest glyphosate concentration per sample.

Adding another layer of concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans" in 2018. While we can give them a half-hearted acknowledgment for that revelation, it's worth noting that Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium have all implemented bans on ROUNDUP.

Perhaps, it's time to reconsider your breakfast choices. If you're contemplating a shift and need guidance, feel free to reply to this email, and let's have a chat!


-Charlene

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