Published On: Sun, May 1st, 2016

Your oatmeal may be killing you

A Brooklyn man is seeking $5 million in damages from Quaker Oats.

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Your daily bowl of steaming oatmeal could actually be DEADLY,  according to a claims in a class-action lawsuit.

A Brooklyn man, Lewis Daly, claims Quaker Oats – which are billed as “100% Natural” – come with a dose of a carcinogenic WEEDKILLER.

Daly says the advertising of Quaker Oats’s natural oatmeal is “false, deceptive and misleading, ” because the manufacturer uses in its processing a chemical called glyphosate,  court papers say.

Glyphosate is a widely used herbicide which the World Health Organization declared as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015.

The substance is used as a weed killer in growing the oats, and “is sprayed on the oats as a drying agent shortly before harvest, ” claims Daly in his Brooklyn federal court lawsuit.

He is seeking $5 million in damages from Quaker, the Chicago based company.

Oatmeal well known as a healthy breakfast. A Daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol,  it was first reported in late ’80s.

An “oat bran craze” swept the U.S. while its popularity increased in 1997 after the decision by the Food and Drug Administration that food with a lot of oat bran or rolled oats can carry a label claiming it may reduce the risk of heart disease when combined with a low-fat diet.

Rolled oats have long been a staple of many athletes’ diets, especially weight trainers, because of its high content of complex carbohydrates and water-soluble fibre that encourages slow digestion and stabilizes blood-glucose levels.

Its health benefits are numerous as it’s known to lower cholesterol and battle depression by helping the brain to produce serotonin, stabilise blood sugar levels, boost your sex life, help prevent Type 2 diabetes.


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