Can you have an intolerance to oats?
Oats contain a protein called avenin, which can cause an allergic reaction in some people.
A person who has eaten oats can sometimes feel unwell and experience the symptoms of an oat allergy.
However, it could be that they have a gluten intolerance..
Can oats cause digestive problems?
Oats can cause intestinal gas and bloating. To minimize side effects, start with a low dose and increase slowly to the desired amount. Your body will get used to oat bran and the side effects will likely go away.
Can you eat oats if you have a gluten intolerance?
Pure oats are gluten-free and safe for most people with gluten intolerance. However, oats are often contaminated with gluten because they may be processed in the same facilities as gluten-containing grains like wheat, rye, and barley.
Are oats an allergen?
Oats are one of the 14 listed allergens. For oats to be called ‘gluten-free’ they must have been specially produced, prepared and/or processed in a way to avoid contamination by wheat, rye, barley, or their crossbred varieties and the gluten content of such oats must not exceed 20 mg/kg.