Nutrient Poster

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
  • Wheat
  • Cheese
  • Roasted soybean
  • Bacon

Other minerals that work with phosphorus

  • It works with vitamin B&D
  • Iodine
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc

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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