Phosphorus – an essential mineral that helps the body to use the carbohydrate-fat-protein cycle. It helps to maintain the normal responses of nerve cells, as well as assists in the healthy growth of cells and cell regeneration. Phosphorus bonds with calcium to help form healthy strong teeth and bones, as well as the regulation of the acid-alkaline balance in the blood. Magnesium also helps to strengthen the function of the muscles, including the heart muscle. Phosphorus also helps the glands to regulate hormones.
Symptoms of deficiency include arthritis, bone and teeth malformation gum disease, exhaustion, obesity, loss of appetite, nervousness, easily excited, and breathing difficulties.
It is best taken with calcium, iron, manganese, and vitamins A and D.
It is canceled out by: excessive intake of sugar, aluminum cookware, excessive ingestion of iron and magnesium.
Cereals – Bran, Brown rice, Cornmeal, Oat bran, Rye, Wheat bran, Wheat germ, Whole Wheat
Dairy – Cottage Cheese, Buffalo Milk, Edam Cheese, Egg, Egg yolk, Goat Milk, Gouda Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Sheep’s Milk, Yoghurt
Fruits – Avocado, Blackcurrants, Dates (belah), Guava, Kiwi, Lychess, Mulberries, Passionfruit, Pomegranate.
Herbs and Spices – Fennel, Endives, Coriander, Chinese Parsley, Chives, Dandelion Leaf, Garlic, Marjoram, Mustard Seeds, Watercress.
Meats – Chicken, Duck, Goose, Lamb, Turkey, Quail
Seeds/Nuts – Brazil Nuts, Cashew Nuts, Pine Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds (lib), Sesame Seeds (simsim), Sunflower Seeds (lib).
Sea Foods – Halibut, Herring, Pike, Salmon, Tuna, Whitefish
Vegetables etc – Alfalfa, Amaranth leaves (calalloo), Artichoke, Asparagus, Bamboo Shoots, Beet, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Burdock Root, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chickory, Collard Greens, Cow peas, Cucumber, Fava Beans (fool), Grape Leaves (Waraq Al-Ayneb), Green Peppers, Green Peas, Irish Moss, Kale, Lettuce, Lima Beans, Mung Beans, Mushrooms, Okra (bamya), Potatoes (unpeeled), Pumpkin leaves, Radishes, Red Cabbage, Soybeans, Spinach, Spring Onions, Squash, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes (batata), Taro Shoots, Tomatoes, Turnip Greens, Wakame (seaweed)
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