Turning Phytate Into Phosphorus

The storage form of phosphorus from beans, nuts, grains is phytate!

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Phosphorus is a mineral that makes up 1% of your total body weight. While it is in every cell of your body, most of the phosphorus in your body is in your bones and teeth. Approximately 85% of your body’s phosphorus is in your bones.

Not surprisingly, the main function of phosphorus is forming your bones and teeth. It also helps with:

  • Muscle contractions
  • Normal heartbeat
  • Nerve signaling
  • Using carbohydrates and fats
  • Making protein to grow, maintain, and repair your cells and tissues
  • Making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule that stores energy
  • Speeding the healing process and putting a stop to calcium loss from injury
  • Helping prevent and treat osteoporosis
  • Helping treat or forestall bone diseases like rickets
  • Preventing stunted growth in children
  • Helping break up and carry away fats and fatty acids in your blood, as well as keeping your blood balanced
  • Keeping your nerves from feeling frazzled, and your…

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