YOUR HEALTH MATTERS
Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. In fact, oats have been the number one breakfast food for many across the world, for about 130 years.
Most people love the taste of oats but to other’s demise they cannot enjoy oats due to gluten intolerance!
There is a special type of oats called the gluten-free oats and these can be safely consumed by people who have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
So, what does gluten free mean?
Gluten free means that food does not contain gluten. Gluten means “glue” in Latin and is a protein that’s mainly found in wheat, rye, and barley. It helps things like pizza dough and pasta keep their structure, and for most of us, eating it is no big deal. But that’s not the case for everyone.
Gluten affects people with celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which gluten causes the body to attack the small intestine. This results in lots of bloating, abdominal pain, chronic diarrhoea, weight loss, and fatigue.
So, what are the benefits of Gluten-Free Oats?