2. Phosphorous

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RDV – 700 mg/d

Foods richest in phosphorous – pumpkin seeds, Parmesan cheese, salmon, scallops, Brazil nuts

It is the second most plentiful mineral in the body and is needed for many tasks, such as repairing your tissues and filtering waste. Phosphorus also helps build stronger bones, produce DNA/RNA, and manages how your body stores and utilizes energy. It also plays a role in maintaining a regular heartbeat and facilitates nerve conduction.

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