Phosphorus - Health Center


By Refadoc, Posted on : Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 10:46 am IST



Phosphorus, working in collaboration with Calcium roots for the formation of strong bones, teeth as well as nerve cells. Standing only second to Calcium, phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral in the human body.

Phosphorus can be easily obtained from both plant and animal sources since it is abundantly found in both. The deficiency of Phosphorus could lead to severe problems.

Sources of Phosphorus:

Fruits: Fruits such as Avocado, Blackcurrants, Dates, Guava, and Pomegranate etc are rich sources of Phosphorus.

Vegetables: Vegetables such as Brussels Sprouts, Corn, French Beans, Peas, Potatoes and Pumpkin are rich sources of Phosphorus.

Nuts: Nuts such as Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Oats, Pine, Pumpkin seeds, Quinoa, Rye and Sunflower seeds are excellent sources of Potassium.

Potassium can also be obtained from beef, cheddar, herring, Pollock, salmon, sardines, tuna, goat milk and cheese, soya beans, turkey, bacon and yoghurt.

Daily consumption of Phosphorus:

Adults require around 700 mg of Phosphorus per day.

Children require around 500-1250 mg of Phosphorus per day. 

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