• Willem

Eat to Nourish: Phosphorus

Updated: Jan 6


Why it matters to include the mineral Phosphorus in your diet.


Conventional fresh food supply chains take days even weeks to get fresh produce to you the customer, as a result, a lot of nutritional value is lost due to natural decaying processes.

Because Nourishing Hub is local to the community we sell our greens still growing and you harvest when you are ready to eat, you have no loss of nutrients.


Benefits

  • The main function of phosphorus is in the formation of bones and teeth.

  • It plays an important role in how the body uses carbohydrates and fats.

  • It is also needed for the body to make protein for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues.

  • Phosphorus also helps the body make ATP, a molecule the body uses to store energy

  • Phosphorus works with the B vitamins. It also helps with the following:

○ Kidney function

○ Muscle contractions

○ Normal heartbeat

○ Nerve signalling

Veg in order of highest to lowest concentration

  • Carrot

  • Radish

  • Alfalfa

  • Broccoli

  • Rocket

  • Mustard

  • Gabbage - pak choi

  • Cabbage - Red

  • Onion

  • Carrot


Remember, nutrition is more than just calories, fats, and sugars.


At Nourishing Hub we not only grow our greens in a sustainable and responsible manner, free from pesticides and herbicides, we also deliver nutritionally dense greens so you get the maximum benefit when including our greens in your diet.


Eat to nourish - minerals and vitamins are essential to a healthy diet!


Reference

  • https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002424.htm


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