Magnesium may be helpful in terms of weight loss because it has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels as well as reduce water weight and bloating. More generally, magnesium is used by the body to conduct nerve impulses, contract muscles, and maintain a normal heart rhythm by helping to transport calcium and potassium.
Low phosphorus levels have been linked with high BMI (body mass index). A recent study found that supplementing with phosphorus helped obese people lower their BMI significantly. In addition, participants lost pounds, reduced their waist circumference, and reported feeling less hungry. The effect may have something to do with the role phosphorus plays in digesting carbohydrates, so adding a banana to any meal can be a wise choice when you’re dieting.