The prevalence of gluten free foods has increased over the past few years. Now it's not out of place to see gluten free menu options or foods clearly labelled on our shelves. But do you understand what gluten is and who requires gluten free foods?

What is Gluten?

Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye and barley. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together. Gluten can be found in many types of foods, even ones that you might not expect.

Common foods containing gluten:

  • Bread, Pasta, Cereals, Sauces contain Wheat
  • Soups, Malt, Beer contain Barley
  • Rye breads and certain cereals contain Rye.

So gluten free quite simply means not containing the protein gluten.


Why would you choose Gluten Free?

There is a misconception that a gluten free diet is generally healthier, however there is no evidence that the presence or absence of gluten relates to a quality diet.

Most people who follow a gluten-free diet have something called celiac disease, a genetically-based autoimmune disease. When gluten is eaten by a person with celiac disease it triggers an immune system reaction that damages the lining of the small intestine. When the lining of the small intestine is damaged, nutrients can not be properly absorbed. Once gluten is completely removed from the diet the intestine is able to heal.

It is therefore important that these people select Gluten Free foods. Yes a lot of popular foods seem to all contain gluten but there are now more and more gluten free grains available such as rice, corn, millet, sorghum, wild rice, teff, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth and gluten free oats.


At OTE we want to make sure as many of our products as possible are usable by everyone. That’s why we have made sure a wide range of our products are gluten free.

Our gluten free products are:

  • All Energy Gels
  • All Energy Drink & Carbo Booster
  • Hydro Tabs
  • Duo Bars have recently been made gluten free!
  • Anytime Bars now are made from gluten free oats but check the front of pack for the gluten free sign.
  • Soya Protein Recovery Drinks

Some Of Our Gluten Free Products

OTE Chocolate Soya Protein Sachet

Chocolate

Soya Protein Sachet
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from £2.50 10% off Boxes
Chocolate Duo Bar

Chocolate

Duo Bar
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from £2.00 10% off Boxes
Blackcurrant energy drink sachet

Blackcurrant

Energy Drink Sachet
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from £1.50 10% off Boxes
Orange Energy Gel

Orange

Energy Gel
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from £1.50 10% off Boxes
OTE Caramel Anytime Bar

Caramel

Anytime Bar
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from £1.30 10% off Boxes

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