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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What is Phosphorus? The 2nd most abundantmineral in our bodies that keep our bones and teeth healthy PHOSPHORUS If it provides adequate amounts of calcium and protein, it provides an adequate amount of PHOSPHORUS Functions: * helps filter out waste in the kidneys. It is also present in cells and tissues throughout the body. * Helps reduce muscle pain after a long workout * Needed for growth, maintenance and repair of all tissues and cells * Needed to help balance and use other vitamins and minerals; including vitamin D iodine, magnesium and zinc * Helps the body make ATP, a molecule the body uses to store energy. Where is it found? milk, grains and protein rich foods Too muchphosphatecan be toxic. * Having too much is more common and worrisome than having too little. * can be caused by kidney disease processed foodshave it too *consuming too much phosphorus and not enough calcium colas or prepared foods 0- 6 mos. 100 mg7-12 mos. 275 mg 1-3 yrs. 460 mg4-8 yrs. 500 mg9-18 yrs 1,250 mg Adults 700 mg Pregnant or Lactating women < 18 . 1,250 mg> 18 700 mg "Phosphorus in Diet:MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia" U.S. National Library of Medicine. U.S.National Library of Medicine,n.d. Web. 11 Feb.2015. U.S. NKDEP.National Institutes of Health. Phosphorus. 20th ed.Vol. HE n.p.: NIH Publication, 2010. Ser.3302 NKDEP.Web.11 Feb.2015.
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