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