Oats are one of the trickiest foods for many celiacs.
Some sources say they’re safe, others say they aren’t. Some say the problem is within the oats themselves, others say it’s a matter of cross-contamination (either because a few gluten-full plants sneak onto the oat field, or because the processing facilities aren’t thoroughly cleaned). And of course, some people with celiac disease seem able to eat oats safely while others have negative reactions.
A study published in the medical journal Gut sheds some new light on the subject. The study used the G12 antibody — developed specially by Biomedal and found in GlutenTox — and examines several different cultivars of oat. Scientists took great pains to make sure they were testing oat and only oat — and even so, they found big differences in toxicity between different oat varieties.
It seems that some oats may indeed be safe for celiacs, and others not. If you’re not sure whether the oats you’re eating are in fact safe, why not find out with GlutenTox Home? It’s the only commercially-available test kit that’s proven to detect gluten in oats.
To read the full study, visit Gut Journal here.