Phosphorus

Phosphorus – Essential for our cells and bones

Phosphorus is a mineral and a structural component of bones and teeth. About 80% of Phosphorus in the body can be found in bone material, providing rigidity to the skeleton. Phosphorus is also a part of the major constituents of most cell membranes. The balance of Phosphorus in the body is closely linked to calcium. Eating a varied and balanced diet will ensure an adequate intake.

Sources include
  • bread
  • dairy products
  • fish
  • Poultry
  • Red meat
  • rice and oats

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Health benefits of Phosphorus

Health benefits

Why is Phosphorus important?
- Help the maintenance of normal bones and teeth
- Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Wow! Phosphorus and Healthy Ageing
As we get older, we need to maintain a correct intake of Phosphorus even if our dietary habits change. It is important to ensure an adequate intake of Phosphorus to help maintain normal bones.

Source: European Food Safety Association
Raina et al., J Nephrol Therapeutic 2012, S3
https://www.nutrition.org.uk/nutritionscience/nutrients-food-and-ingredients/minerals-and-trace-elements