Turning Phytate Into Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a mineral that makes up 1% of your total body weight. While it is in every cell of your body, most of the phosphorus in your body is in your bones and teeth. Approximately 85% of your body’s phosphorus is in your bones. Not surprisingly, the main function of phosphorus is forming your bones […]

Kale, lentils, and brown rice

Making Sense of Minerals

Dietary minerals are chemical elements required by living organisms, other than the four elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen that are present in almost all organic molecules. Many elements are essential in relative large quantities: you need to consume 200 milligrams or more of them each day. These “bulk minerals” or macro-minerals in order of […]