OATS BRING REAL NUTRITIONAL VALUE, VARIETY AND TASTE TO GLUTEN-FREE DIETS.
A gluten-free diet can lack good quality carbohydrates, fibre and micronutrients. The cereal highest in fibre and suitable for coeliacs is oats. The fibre of oats has several health benefits including lowering of cholesterol and balancing sugar levels. Oats are gentle to stomach and well tolerated grain.
WITH ITS MILD TASTE OATS ARE SUITABLE FOR MANY APPLICATIONS.
The whole family can eat same food, since oat based gluten free products taste as good as products containing gluten.
OATS HELP TO KEEP THE MOISTURE OF PRODUCTS.
Especially gluten free bread is often dry and has unpleasant structure. The structure of gluten free oat bread is as good as normal bread. Oat bread also stays fresh and soft longer.
OATS ARE NATURALLY GLUTEN FREE, WHEN CROSS-CONTAMINATION WITH OTHER GRAINS IS PREVENTED.
Oats are therefore suitable for coeliacs and others with a sensitive digestive system. Oats are also suitable for low FODMAP diet which treats the symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
OATS HAVE BEEN STABLE PART OF GLUTEN FREE DIET IN FINLAND FOR OVER 20 YEARS.
Over 80% of celiac patients in Finland use oats as part of their diet including children. Already in year 2000 in Finland the Coeliac Association accepted oats also to the gluten free diet for children. In EU specially produced oats were officially accepted as gluten free in 2009. Gluten free oats are endorsed by the Association of European Coeliac Societies (AOECS).
The benefit of using oats for gluten-free products is that compared to many other gluten-free cereals oats have a more balanced nutritional content. They are higher in fiber, higher in protein and contain good healthy fats, as well as a variety of important micronutrients such as iron, calcium, vitamin E, magnesium, vitamin B1 and folic acid in significant amounts
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Oats have a unique bundle of health claims.
Oat beta-glucan is the only substance with four different EFSA approved health claims:
LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL WITH OATS
It is been proved that the beta-glucan (soluble fibre) in oats reduces blood cholesterol, when consumed enough. Beta-glucan prevents cholesterol-related particles from getting absorbed to the blood stream.
Oat beta-glucan has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart diseases. (Commission regulation (EU) No 1160/2011).
KEEP YOUR SUGAR LEVELS STABLE WITH OATS
Beta-glucan in oats evens out major fluctuations in blood sugar levels, slowly releases energy and keeps you going longer.
Consumption of beta-glucan from oats as part of a meal contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal. (Commission regulation (EU) No 432/2012.
MANAGE YOUR CHOLESTEROL WITH OATS
Keep your cholesterol level normal by using oats.
Beta-glucan contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. (Commission regulation (EU) No 432/2012).
KEEP YOUR TUMMY HAPPY WITH OATS
The fibres in oats aid digestion. They increase the amount of mass passing through the digestive system, thereby facilitating intestinal movement.
Oat grain fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk. (Commission regulation (EU) No 432/2012).