When it comes to looking after our bones, we tend to hear a lot about minerals like calcium and magnesium but not a whole lot about phosphorus. However, phosphorus is just as important for our bones as calcium and is important in helping to keep bones healthy. Phosphorus is also essential for healthy teeth and is needed to help us to release energy from our food.
Where can I find Phosphorus?
Meat, poultry and dairy foods are all good sources of phosphorus. You will also find phosphorus in nuts and seeds as well as fish.
Did you know?
Phosphorus makes 1% of the weight of your body and 85% of the Phosphorus in your body is found in your bones.
Phosphorus – Benefits at a glance:
How much Phosphorus do I need everyday?
The RDA or Recommended Daily Amount for Phosphorus is 700mg per day.
Phosphorus in food (per 100g)
Need per 700mg day
|Red Kidney Beans||130mg|
SuperValu Hazelnuts 150g
SuperValu Brazil Nuts 150g
Blue Diamond Almonds Oven Roasted Almonds with Sea Salt
Blue Diamond Almonds Wasabi Soy Sauce Flavour
Acti Snack Nut Mix Multi Pack 5 x 35g