Perhaps you have heard that calcium helps with bone and teeth help, but did you know that calcium works with phosphorus to do its job? Your body needs a perfect balance of both calcium and phosphorus for your bones and teeth to be strong. This nutrient also helps protein in maintaining healthy cells. You can call phosphorus a very important wingman.

A deficiency of phosphorus can cause your bone and muscle issues. Long term deficiencies can cause rickets in children and osteomalacia. Osteomalacia refers to a softening of the bones due to a lack of vitamin D, but this contributes to a reduction of how much phosphorus the body can absorb.

Food sources of Phosphorus

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