Minerals, Health & Weight Loss
Good diet nutrition is essential for optimum health – including efficient metabolism, stable blood sugar levels and appetite, all of which affect weight control and how fast we lose weight. Minerals play an essential role in this nutritional process.
Most of us eat about twice the recommended amount of phosphorus, so deficiency is not usually a problem.
Good sources of Phosphorus include
Any foods rich in Calcium like milk, cheddar cheese and sardines, plus Brewer’s yeast and wheatgerm.
How Phosphorus helps
Essential for bones
Important for energy production
Essential for proper absorption of B-complex vitamins
Increases energy & endurance levels
Makes us feel good
Phosphorus deficiency symptoms include
Loss of appetite.
Low resistance to infection.
Phosphorus levels are depleted by antacids, too much iron or magnesium.
Recommended daily allowance for Phosphorus
US RDA: 800-1200mg
EU RDA: 800mg
The Importance of a Balanced Diet
If you have been a regular follower of fad diets, regular fasting, single food diets, yo-yo dieting or diet/weight loss pills, you may already be deficient in vitamins and minerals. This may be why you find it difficult to lose weight, or sustain weight loss in the long term.
Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.