Phosphorus - Benefits, Deficiency Symptoms And Food SourcesWhat is Phosphorus?
Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the body after calcium. By the reserch it is found that 85% of this mineral is found in the bones. The rest of(15%) the body's phosphorus is found in the blood, the fluid around and in cells, and in various organs like the heart, kidneys, brain, and muscles, where it is involved in many critical functions. Phosphorus is involved in virtually all physiological chemical reactions in the body and calcium and Vitamin D are essential to proper functioning of the phosphorus. While calcium is usually thought to be the main bone health supplement, phosphorus actually is just as important as calcium in this area.
Uses and Benefits of Phosphorus
Deficiency Symptoms of Phosphorus
Recommended Dosage of Phosphorus
The daily dosage of phosphorus for different age group and in different condition is as follows:
Rich Food Sources of Phosphorus
Phosphorus is found in most foods because it is a critical component of all living organisms. The main food sources are milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, American cheese, pork, hamburger, tuna, lobster, chicken, sunflower seeds, peanuts, pine nuts, peanut butter, noodles, rice, white bread, potatoes, corn, peas, French fries, broccoli, milk chocolate and soda beverages.
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