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Old 09-13-2013, 10:29 AM   #1661
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You know, it's kinda funny. I seldom get a craving for vegis. But, if I haven't been eating my vegis, as soon as there are some on the plate I automatically start eating them first and eat more of them than when I have been eating my vegis.

I get cravings for veggies. Once we were in Las Vegas and had eaten so much rich food I was craving a salad. Just couldn't face another heavy meal.

Congratulations PF on the nice weight loss you have going on. And also to any others who are dieting successfully.
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:28 PM   #1662
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From: Vitamin D - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The link above lists some foods with Vitamin D:

  • some kinds of mushrooms
  • fatty fish
  • beef liver
  • eggs
One of the best sources is milk which also contains calcium. Humans need calcium for bone development and strength and for the body to absorb and use calcium it needs vitamin D. Which is one of the reasons you shouldn't give babies and small children fat-free mlk.

Sunlight as a source is fine but not all countries have enough sunlight to provide sufficient vit D without a supplementary source. When people from India and Pakistan first came to Britain and bringing their wives and children in any number in the 1960s and '70s there was a rise in cases of rickets in their babies. Rickets, a condition caused by calcium and vit D deficiency, had been more or less wiped out in the indigenous population and it took the medical community quite a while to get to the bottom of the problem until it was pointed out that Asian babies spent a lot of their time in the sun with few clothes on whereas in Britain they had to be well wrapped up and didn't get a lot of sun on their bodies. The problem was solved by vit D supplements. There has been another growth in rickets in children again in recent years caused by over use of sunscreen.

When I was little in the early 1950s babies and children under school age were issued with free cod liver oil (a good source of vit D) and free orange juice and older children had free milk at primary school. I hated the milk but absolutely loved the cod liver oil. (I was a bit weird even then)
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #1663
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They also run for long periods
And they may not eat again for 2 or 3 days.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:17 PM   #1664
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I didn't mention milk as a source of vitamin D, because, as the UK Dairy Council puts it, "There is very little vitamin D in milk and in fact only trace amounts and in the UK milk is not fortified with vitamin D."

This is an international forum, so I like to give info that is relevant to all of us or specify where it is applicable.

Vitamins in milk
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:08 PM   #1665
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I swear there is no better feeling in the world than better flexibility after being limited for a time. I know as I speak from experience!
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I didn't mention milk as a source of vitamin D, because, as the UK Dairy Council puts it, "There is very little vitamin D in milk and in fact only trace amounts and in the UK milk is not fortified with vitamin D."

This is an international forum, so I like to give info that is relevant to all of us or specify where it is applicable.

Vitamins in milk
I assume you are quoting the (British) Dairy Council's information which is only partly correct. The DC says milk is very low in Vit D and it is per se. However, they are referring to milk alone, ie skimmed/fat free milk, in order to comply with product description legislation. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and is present in the fat in milk ie the cream. If the cream is removed, as with skimmed milk, the vitamin D is largely removed which is why I referred to the Govenment's advice that skimmed milk should not be fed to very young children. The NHS and the Department of Health make this quite clear and describe whole/full fat milk as a good source of vitamin D as well as other vitamins.
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I assume you are quoting the (British) Dairy Council's information which is only partly correct. The DC says milk is very low in Vit D and it is per se. However, they are referring to milk alone, ie skimmed/fat free milk, in order to comply with product description legislation. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and is present in the fat in milk ie the cream. If the cream is removed, as with skimmed milk, the vitamin D is largely removed which is why I referred to the Govenment's advice that skimmed milk should not be fed to very young children. The NHS and the Department of Health make this quite clear and describe whole/full fat milk as a good source of vitamin D as well as other vitamins.
Yes, I was quoting the (British) Dairy Council. I wrote that's how they put it and I put it in quotes.

We were discussing milk, not dairy products in general. And, North American milk is a pretty good source of vitamin D, because it has been fortified with vitamin D. They do that because, as you mentioned, it works well with calcium and there is a fair bit of calcium in milk.
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My skim milk says "25% Vit D" and also says that it contains Vit D3. For a while, my Grandson had to be switched to fat free milk because whole milk was causing constipation. The doctor told them to switch. But now sometimes he gets 2% and sometimes skim depending on where he is.

Milk is said to be very good for weight loss, and of course, they are talking about skim milk.
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I just read a study about Vit D3 being effective for reducing ear infections in children. Supplementation is good for kids, too!
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I just read a study about Vit D3 being effective for reducing ear infections in children. Supplementation is good for kids, too!
I've read also that rickets is making a reappearance in children because they often drink more soda than milk and using sunscreen prevents their bodies from absorbing vitamin D from the sun.
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