Monday, July 6, 2009

If Your Trying to Lose Weight Top up on Vitamin D

A study done in Minnesota in 38 overweight men and women put on a calorie restricted diet showed that for each 1ng/ml increase in vitamin D obese people lost 1/2 lb more weight. So if your trying to lose weight check your vitamin D levels, walk in the sunshine a little and eat oily fish, vitamin D enriched milk or orange juice.

Table 3: Selected Food Sources of Vitamin D [23-25]
FoodIUs per serving*Percent DV**
Cod liver oil, 1 tablespoon1,360340
Salmon, cooked, 3.5 ounces36090
Mackerel, cooked, 3.5 ounces34590
Tuna fish, canned in oil, 3 ounces20050
Sardines, canned in oil, drained, 1.75 ounces25070
Milk, nonfat, reduced fat, and whole, vitamin D-fortified, 1 cup9825
Margarine, fortified, 1 tablespoon6015
Ready-to-eat cereal, fortified with 10% of the DV for vitamin D, 0.75-1 cup (more heavily fortified cereals might provide more of the DV)4010
Egg, 1 whole (vitamin D is found in yolk)206
Liver, beef, cooked, 3.5 ounces154
Cheese, Swiss, 1 ounce124


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