Looking for a healthy snack and wondering if oats are Paleo safe? In this blog posts are paleo diet team will see if these seemingly healthy grains are safe to eat on Paleo.
No. Since oats are a grain they are allowed on Paleo. This comes at the surprise of many people looking for a paleo breakfast like oatmeal.
Why are oats not paleo diet safe?
Oats are not paleo-friendly because they come from grain which immediately eliminates it from strict paleo diets since Oats contain phytic acid. The good news is that Oats like Oatmeal tend to be healthy and may be OK to have for breakfast in the morning or as a snack food if you are just trying to lose weight.
Just make sure not to cook the Oats with too many other unhealthy ingredients like Sugar or Salt which may further break your diet.
Our Final Say
Oats may not be part of the paleolithic diet but they are tasty and relatively safe to eat if you are watching your food intake. If you are a Paleo cultist that does not eat any grains you will have to find an alternative food.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are Steel cut oats Paleo?
No – since steel-cut oats are made from grain they are not Paleo.
Why are oats not allowed on Paleo?
Oats are not allowed because they are processed and contain Phytic Acid.