The functions of Phosphorus in the body
- Phosphorus is a mineral that makes up 1% of body weight.
- It is present in every cell of the body, but shows up more in theeth and bones.
- It plays an important role in the bodys utilization of Carbs and fat.
- It's crucial for the production of ATP, which is a molecule that store energy.
- It assists in the contraction of muscles, the functioning of kidney, maintaining a regualar heartbeat, and nerve conduction.
Good food sources of Phosphorus
Some good food sources for phosphorus are
- Rice and oats
- Fish, beef, chicken, eggs, and milk.
- Pumpkin, sunflower, and watermelon seeds
- Roasted soybean
Other minerals that work with phosphorus
- It works with vitamin B&D
problems with phosphorus
- Too much phosphates can be toxic.
- It can cause organs and soft tissue to calcificate.
- It can interfer with th bodys ability to use iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
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