By: Dayna Copeland Schaef
There’s no way of getting around it, everyday we get a little bit older, and everyday, it seems that we get a little bit achier. Joint pain and stiffness creep up on us as we roll out of bed in the morning, a loss of energy starts to become routine in our afternoons and we begin to find that we are just not as strong and vibrant as we used to be. Getting older is reality, but we can do things to help us feel younger.
Scientific studies have shown that a deficiency in phosphorus could be to blame for our advanced deterioration – weakening bones, joint pain, muscle soreness, rickets and more.
When looking at the sources for phosphorus deficiency, the answer is not rocket science. Generally, the reason a person would be lacking this mineral, is because, like so many Americans, they are making poor diet choices, and with fast food franchises going up on every corner, it’s not hard to do so.
To overcome a phosphorus deficiency, no matter what the cause, the first logical option would be to start taking a supplement. If taken in conjunction with a magnesium supplement, to aid in it’s proper absorption, this is a quick, affordable, easy solution. Products, such as Hyland’s Phosphorus, can be found at almost any vitamin retailer or online and can easily be phased in as a part of your daily vitamin regimen.
Another way of obtaining this essential mineral is to find it in any of the many foods it is abundant in. Foods dense in this mineral include: oat and rice bran, wheat germ, sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, pine nuts, soybeans and, on the more decadent end of the spectrum, bacon and cheese.
There are many habits essential to living a vibrant, healthy, long life; participating in a daily exercise routine, ensuring that you partake in an adequate amount of sleep, and eating a diverse diet filled with fresh, nutrient dense foods. Phosphorus is simply one of the minerals found in a well rounded diet that will undoubtedly contribute to a healthy, long life.