Health Benefits and Sources Of Phosphorous
Estimated Amounts Needed
- Adults need 700 mg/day.
- Children need 500 to 1250 mg/day.
- In combination with calcium, phosphorus is necessary for the formation of bones and teeth and of the nerve cells.
- Phosphorus is second to calcium in abundance in the body.
- It is very widely distributed in both plant and animal foods so it is unlikely that deficiency would be a problem.
- Amaranth leaves
- Brussels Sprouts
- French Beans
- Lima Beans
- Sunflower Seeds
- Wheat – Durum
- Wheat – Hard Red
- Wheat – Hard White