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    • Citygirl1
    • By Citygirl1 27th Sep 17, 9:41 PM
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    Ready meals/prepared food
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    • 27th Sep 17, 9:41 PM
    Ready meals/prepared food 27th Sep 17 at 9:41 PM
    Hi everyone, I live alone and work full time and find myself eating a lot of ready meals and Birds Eye type frozen foods because its more convenient, especially the ready meals.

    Someone at work says she batch cooks but that must take more time and not to mention washing up afterwards. Is this method really healthier and cheaper? Plenty of ready meals get sold so they must be some good.
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 4th Oct 17, 3:57 PM
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    The vit d has nothing to do with what she is eating, despite the rubbish about salmon and eggs containing it, in the winter in this country you need to supplement. The vit b12 may also be nothing to do with her diet if she has absorption issues or pernicious anaemia.
    Originally posted by patchwork cat
    The vitamin D is probably due to not getting out in the sunshine much anymore. She's 87. She does eat salmon.
    • patchwork cat
    • By patchwork cat 4th Oct 17, 4:34 PM
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    patchwork cat
    The vitamin D is probably due to not getting out in the sunshine much anymore. She's 87. She does eat salmon.
    Originally posted by Slinky
    Yes, the older you get the less vitamin D you synthesise even if you go into the sun, so supplementation is her best bet. I have supplemented for 3 years ( you have to take more than the 800 iu recommended )and it has made a tremendous difference to how many colds I get.

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