About ten years ago this term was unknown from the public eye but today who doesn’t know about the famous gluten-free diet ? Ultra-publicized, numerous persons decide to ban this protein that is found in corn, barley, rye cereals …
This disease leads to villous atrophy (villous destruction of the small intestine). It results in nutrient and minerals malabsorption as well as disagreements such as stomach aches or bloating. There is also a hyper sensitivity to gluten non celiac for which there isn’t scientific proof yet clearly established and where the gluten role remains to be demonstrated.
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Oats with or without gluten ? Oat contains gluten but this one is different from the corn one, it doesn’t provoke immune response (except exceptional cases). Corn gluten is composed of gliadins and glutenins whereas the oat one is composed of avenins and avelanins. It has been shown that only certain oat varieties like Irinia and Potenza do not represent a problem to celiac diseases. If you decide to consume oat you must absolutely choose it with the mention “gluten free” because there are often crossed contaminations with other cereals that contain gluten. If you didn’t consume any its reintroduction will be done little by little in order to assure that it doesn’t provoke reactions.
Meersen thanks to its mobile application, it allows you to map and search, around you, the places that propose gluten-free products. The application also allows you, thanks to a simple barcode scan of the food concerned, and obtain in few seconds the list of the present allergens.
List of all the product’s brands displaying the AFDIAG logo :http://www.afdiag.fr/dietetique/produits-sans-gluten/
List of the certified restaurants by AFDIAG : http://www.afdiag.fr/restaurants-proposant-des-plats-sans-gluten/