FUNCTION, FOOD SOURCES & DEFICIENCY OF PHOSPHOROUS

Function: Important for healthy bones and teeth; found in every cell; part of the system that maintains acid-base balance.

Food sources: Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk and processed foods (including soda pop).

Deficiency: Loss of appetite, anxiety, bone pain, stiff joints, fatigue, irregular breathing, irritability, numbness and weight change.

Phosphorous Functions, Food sources & Deficiency