3. Limits Nutrient Variety
You limit the many different varieties of nutrients your body needs by sticking to only one type of food daily. The body needs a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for the cells to function correctly. When you are compulsively eating more of one item it is called “pica”, and it causes mineral deficiencies, most often in iron. Too much can lead to malnutrition and loss of muscle because you eat so much oatmeal that you get very full, and so do not add enough variety to your diet.
2. Possible Gluten Sensitivity
Normally oatmeal is gluten free, but it depends on how sensitive you are. Most field-grown oats are close to wheat fields and are processed in plants that also process other gluten-filled grains.
1. Indigestion and Bloating
Grain like oatmeal is high in fiber, glucose, and starch; when consumed by bacteria in the gut, it leads to gas and bloating. Go slow if you are not used to eating a lot of fiber and do not eat too much at one time. It can impair digestion due to the phytic acid in oats, causing nutrients to not be absorbed as they should.