23 Jul Phosphorus for Melbourne Naturopath
Minerals are naturally occurring substances found in soil and rocks. They are essential nutrients required to carry out key functions each day for your child’s optimal health. We get minerals from our diet when we eat plant foods that have absorbed the nutrients directly from the soil. Minerals are also found in meat from plant-grazing animals.
If a growing child is deprived of any one of the important minerals, various functions may be impaired and therefore a contributing and underlying factor in many common childhood illnesses
Minerals play the following roles in Children’s Health
- ✅ Bone and teeth health
- ✅ Energy production
- ✅ Nerve and muscle function
- ✅ Immune health
Minerals can be depleted in food
- ✅ When produce is grown in poor top soils, which are naturally low in minerals.
- ✅ If fruit and vegetables are not allowed to ripen on the vine; this being the critical stage when minerals are released into food.
- ✅ When fresh produce is stored for extended periods before it reaches the supermarket shelves.
- ✅ If the minerals get bound up in the chemicals stored in the top soils and not released into the food.
Kids Health Benefits of Phosphorus
Next to calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body and 85% of this mineral is stored within the bones and teeth. These two important minerals work together to build and support a strong skeletal system and teeth. Phosphorus is also needed for the growth, maintenance and repair of all tissues and cells. It plays a critical role by helping to balance and use the other vitamins and minerals.
Food Sources For Healthy Kids
- ✅ Pumpkin seeds
- ✅ Romano cheese
- ✅ Salmon
- ✅ Shellfish
- ✅ Brazil nuts
- ✅ Pork
- ✅ Beef
- ✅ Veal
- ✅ Low fat dairy products
- ✅ Tofu
- ✅ Beans
- ✅ Lentils
Deficiency Signs that impact Children’s Health
- ✅ Bone disease such as rickets