don't let them ever change their tins
To be honest, Sonshine could live almost exclusively on pot noodles which satisfy our veggie requirements, but nutritionally you'd be better off chewing-down on the
We eat quite a lot of dairy in our veggie quest - mozzarella, cheddar, yoghurt, cream, creme fraiche, fancy cheese, milk ... I love it all.
But how much should we be having? I suspect that we might be having too much in the way of dairy, because I have barely lost a pound in weight since I started this about two months ago.
The NHS website says adults need 700mg of calcium a day.
Too much is reckoned to be about 1500mg of calcium per day and can lead to stomach problems and the squitters ( I can't spell dihorreah)
Not enough and you can get rickets and osteoporosis. I remember when I was small, out shopping with my mother in darkest Airdrie in the 1970s, seeing bandy-legged elderly folks who had suffered rickets when they were young. Probably the fault of war time restrictions. Or lack of sunlight. It really WAS 'darkest' Airdrie.
I'm less worried about being bandy-legged than I am about turning into one of these frail bird-like old ladies who snap like twigs. I have a fair ol' coating of fat, so am hoping that osteoporosis passes me by.
Am not taking any chances though ....
Good sources of calcium are:
* Leafy greens like spinach. Eating spinach has the unfortunate side effect of making my teeth feel that they are in someone else's mouth.
Also, I am delighted to note that Lyle & Sons Treacle has 205mg of calcium in 100g of the stuff. 100g of spinach has 99mg. Full fat milk has 113mg.
I know what I'd rather scarf down :-)