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Cow Milk: A Phosphorus-Rich Food

Which is

Phosphorus is a mineral element present in various foods (of plant and animal origin) and of great importance for the functioning of the human organism.

Functions and importance in the body

- It acts in the formation of teeth and bones;

- It is part of the cell membranes of the human organism;

- Participates in the metabolism of glycids;

- acts on muscle contraction;

- It acts on chemical reactions that releases energy;

- Integrates DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) and RNA (Ribonucleic Acid).

Main health problems and diseases caused by the lack of phosphorus in the body:

- pain in the bones;

- Occurrence of Pseudofractures;

- insulin resistance;

- muscle weakness;

- Lack of appetite;

- Tachycardia (increased heart rate);

- Memory loss;

- Myopathies

It is mainly found in the following sources:

- Milk and dairy products (mainly cheese)

- Beef

- Brazil nuts

- Almond

- Cashew nut

- Peanuts

- Eggs (mainly chicken and duck)

- Fish

- Hazelnuts

- Pork

- Garlic

- Siri Meat

- Mushroom

- Tamarindo

- Cereals

Excess phosphorus in the body:

Excessive phosphorus in the body is called hyperphosphataemia and, like lack, can cause disease and other health problems. Hypertension (high blood pressure), mental confusion and heaviness in the legs are some of the problems caused by too much phosphorus.