What is an Oat Intolerance? | Test Your Intolerance | Blog

An Oat intolerance is if you have a food-specific food reaction to certain items. Test Your Intolerance define a food intolerance as when the body reacts in a negative way when exposed to certain items. This should not be confused with an allergy, which is a more severe reaction and tends to be a lifelong condition.

An Oat intolerance is not life-threatening and the reaction which can arise after consuming oats is usually delayed. If you think that you may have an oat allergy, then please note that having an allergy to oats is very uncommon and completely different to an intolerance, despite the terms being used interchangeably.

How do you know if you have an intolerance to oats?

If cereals and some baked goods are a common staple of your diet, then you will probably consume Oats on a direct basis. When you go to the shops to pick up your shopping, please read the ingredients carefully and make sure you do not ingest any offending items.

What to avoid if you have an oat intolerance?

If you believe you have an Oat allergy or an Oat intolerance then you should definitely avoid Porridge, Oatmeal, and Flapjacks. Muesli is another common food which can have a serious impact on those who have an Oat intolerance or allergy, so be careful when consuming these items.

In order to still receive the same benefits that you would get in a balanced diet, you will have to find foods that are high in fibre, as this will help your digestive system as well as reduce the risk of heart disease.

If you have an Oat intolerance, then there are plenty of alternatives that you can include in your diet which will see you get the same benefits as if Oats were included in your diet. Trying Brown Rice and Quinoa will do you no harm whatsoever.

How do you know if you have a food intolerance?

You can order an intolerance test from us at any time. We offer a range of tests which will help you to identify your symptoms. Once you have completed your test, you will receive a comprehensive report from us which highlights and details which items may be causing your symptoms. If you suspect that you do have a food intolerance then please do not hesitate to order a test from us.

If you would like to find out more about food intolerance testing then please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service advisors on www.testyourintolerance.com and they will be happy to assist you in any way possible.