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Can I Eat Oatmeal And Muesli?

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If you have Celiac Disease, you cannot have regular oatmeal, as it is contaminated with gluten sources. Most Celiacs can tolerate specially grown and processed oats that state that they are gluten free.

Muesli has oats in it, so it is not safe for one with Celiac to consume.

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do these food have gluten? help!

To expand on happygirl's reply, the only gluten-free oatmeal I've found is Bob's Red Mill, and you have to get the bag that's specifically labeled gluten-free. I found it in only one store in a city with a metro population of 600K, but you can certainly order it online or get your local grocer or natural foods store to order it. It's very expensive, too. Much simpler to develop a taste for quinoa or amaranth.

Be forewarned that many celiacs can't eat even gluten-free oatmeal because of similarities between the protein in oats to gluten.

Trader Joe's has muesli that is labeled gluten-free. I haven't tried it and can't vouch for it, but it may be ok.

Welcome to the board and good luck to you.

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i LOVE love love bob's red mill gluten free oats. they make such good cookies and granola. they are the thicker cut oats and oh my gosh i just love them. i believe they are well worth the cost

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I still can't do the oatmeal. Not even the special gluten free cost a fortune ones. I have had the Muesli/Granola from Trader Joe's and from Bakery On Main. They are gluten and oat free which is fine for my body.

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thank you so much for your replies. I am from the Philippines and gluten free food is really hard to find in my country.

i am eating lots of oatmeal and muesli because i thought they are healthy. accckkk!

we only have very few health food stores in the city. as of now, i could only think of one. Healthy Options store. :(

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I haven't tried oatmeal yet but would really like to be able to add that to my menu. Is there any correlation to being able to eat the gluten-free oats and general sensitivity to gluten? That is, any indicators that make you more or less likely to be able to tolerate oats?

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thank you so much for your replies. I am from the Philippines and gluten free food is really hard to find in my country.

i am eating lots of oatmeal and muesli because i thought they are healthy. accckkk!

we only have very few health food stores in the city. as of now, i could only think of one. Healthy Options store. :(

Why not eat rice, potatoes or sweet potatoes? All of those are gluten free.

Tim-n-VA:

I'm not aware of any correlation; I don't think you have to be super-sensitive to gluten to have problems with oats. (You could ask Ahorsesoul who posted above about his problems with oatmeal.) I had odd reactions to Bob's Red Mill's oats, but I'm having other problems (iodine deficiency mostly) and my trouble may have had more to do with those. Celiac.commer Tarnalberry says that for those who can't eat gluten-free oats, the reaction and mechanism is exactly the same as for gluten. So if you want to try oats, you should clear enough time to recover from a gluten-like reaction just in case.

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i am also avoiding rice and potatoes because i have Psoriasis. i think the only safe food for me is vegetables.

i can't even eat bread because it has gluten, right? is there a gluten free bread?

i didn't know gluten free diet is so hard to follow! :(

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i am also avoiding rice and potatoes because i have Psoriasis. i think the only safe food for me is vegetables.

i can't even eat bread because it has gluten, right? is there a gluten free bread?

i didn't know gluten free diet is so hard to follow! :(

There are gluten free breads and many can be ordered on line. Kinninickinick and Ener-g are the two that come to mind. There is also Chebe Bread which will be free of rice, many gluten free breads are rice based.

You could eat sweet potatoes or yams even if you are avoiding white potatoes. What I always called Cellophane noodles, noodles made from I think beans, should be available there to for a little variety.

Also you may find the psoriasis is linked to the celiac. My daughters was and cleared up gluten free, and the gene we carry, which is most common in the far east, is also linked to psoriasis as well as celiac.

You may want to post a question in the international section of the board also asking for restaurants and area specific foods that you can safely eat.

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We use Gifts Of Nature gluten-free oatmeal regularly. My son has it for breakfast 3-4 times per week plus I make cookies, granola, and fruit crisps with it.

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i am also avoiding rice and potatoes because i have Psoriasis. i think the only safe food for me is vegetables.

i can't even eat bread because it has gluten, right? is there a gluten free bread?

i didn't know gluten free diet is so hard to follow! :(

Sorry to hear it. This is a listing mainly of vegetarian restaurants, but there are also health food stores: http://www.happycow.net/asia/philippines/

Hope it helps.

There is gluten free bread, but whether you can find it where you live I don't know. You might want to order gluten-free bread mixes online and make your own. (The store-bought gluten-free bread usually isn't very good anyway.)

Alternately, if you can get soft corn tortillas there, these make a good substitute for bread, so long as you're getting enough fiber from the vegetables in your diet. (You can certainly order these online, too.)

Good luck to you.

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