Pelvic Floor Exercises In Pregnancy
PHOSPHORUS FOR PILATES
1. CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Phosphorus is required for proper blood circulation and normal blood pressure. Phosphorus foods improve a poor complexion by stimulating blood circulation.
2. DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Phosphorus is required for the utilisation of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The phosphorus in the outer portion of whole grains is termed phytic acid; it can reduce the absorption of calcium, zinc and iron but the enzyme phytase in the small intestine breaks down the phytic acid to allow its absorption. Breadmaking activates gluten in the grain to reduces the phytic acid content.
6. NERVOUS SYSTEM
Phosphorus is essential for the maintenance and repair of the entire nervous system.
Phosphorus foods such as almonds strengthen the nervous system.
8. SKELETAL SYSTEM
Approx.90% of the body’s phosphorus is contained in the bones, teeth and nails. It is totally renewed over a three-year period. It is essential for the healing of bone fractures and bone growth. Phosphorus may prevent poor teeth formation and limited growth in children.
19. BRAIN SYSTEM
Phosphorus is required for a good memory, for creativity, proper concentration abilities, efficient mental activity and transfer of nerve impulses.
A lack of phosphorus leads to mental exhaustion. Excess sugar causes a phosphorus deficiency.
Every cell and chemical reaction in the body needs the mineral phosphorus for the transfer of hereditary characteristics.
NOTE: d.v. refers to the daily value for women 25-50 years, refer to RDI chart for adult male and child values.