Phosphorus is a common mineral found in the body.  Most is located in bones and teeth.

Some functions of phosphorus are: energy production, synthesizes protein, contracts muscles, develop and maintain bones and teeth, and helps maintain the acid-alkaline balance in the body.

Foods rich in phosphorus include: fish, yogurt, milk, and cheese.

Phosphorus tends to be high in American diets because it’s found in soda and some processed foods.