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The suitability of oats for coeliacs has been researched for decades. The Finnish Coeliac Society has recommended the use of oats for coeliac patients since 2001. In addition, the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim's Current Care recommendation states that coeliacs can use oats. This is applicable to recently diagnosed as well as previously diagnosed coeliacs and also includes children. Oats are also suitable for coeliacs with dermatitis herpetiformis, who should, however, discuss the use of oats with their doctor. Nutritionally oats are an excellent addition to the usually low-fibre coeliac diet. The familiar taste of oats also helps you to get used to the new diet.
Certified and inspected seeds are used in the cultivation of Provena pure oats. The cultivation is monitored and the intake of raw materials takes place based on purity analyses. Each phase of the cultivation is controlled so that raw oat materials do not come into contact with other cereals.
If the person has not been diagnosed with an allergy to oats, Provena products are perfectly suitable.
Oats can be included in a coeliac diet as soon as the illness as been diagnosed.
Nowadays there is no upper limit to the use of oats. If you are particularly fond of oats, you can continue to enjoy them without worry.
Oats contain considerably more fibre than most other coeliac diet cereals. A sudden increase in fibre intake could cause some people stomach complaints such as flatulence or diarrhoea. It's worth starting to use oats gradually so your system can get used to the increase of fibre in your diet. A high-fibre diet is recommended, also for coeliacs, because it helps keep digestion in order. The soluble fibre in oats also has many other health benefits: it helps for example to control the amount of cholesterol in the blood.
Recipes can be found online from www.provena.fi/en/recipes or in the recipe booklet available to order from the Raisio Consumer Service.