Phosphorus

Role of Phosphorus

  • Helps the formation of bones and teeth
  • Helps the body make ATP (cellular respiration)
  • Aids in the creation of proteins
  • Helps filter kidneys
  • Controls high blood calcium levels
Big image

What if you don't have enough?

  • Weakness
  • Bone pain
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Altered mental status
  • Skeletal disorders
Big image

Main sources of phosphorus

  • Seeds
  • Peas
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Nuts
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Low fat dairy
  • Soy foods Johnny jigglesworth was here lololololoolol
  • Beans and lentils