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TOPIC: Fage 0% has no potassium??

 
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October 3, 2011 8:23 AM
Somehow I find that hard to believe? I mean it's a dairy product.....

Can anybody confirm? I've checked on the label, but since the FDA doesn't require you to list potassium, some brands do not.

Thanks!
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October 3, 2011 8:31 AM
It does, it's just not listed. I have googled products or their equivalent to find the average levels and then change it on the database.
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October 3, 2011 8:32 AM
I was just eating my very first helping of this when I saw your post. I think you're right, 0% potassium. Here's a site I found:

http://yogurt-nutrition.findthebest.com/q/482/2461/How-much-potassium-is-in-a-serving-of-Fage-0-Greek-Plain-yogurt

Interesting. I grabbed it because of the protein value though, so...... not sure if I'm worried about it. But on the other hand, I'm not sure I know why I should worry about it???? Wanna enlighten me?
October 3, 2011 8:44 AM
I wasn't even aware dairy was a good source of potassium (or is it?). Greek yogurt is good for high protein but if you want high potassium foods look to avocados, bananas, sweet potatoes, spinach, lentils, swiss chard, etc.
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October 3, 2011 10:59 AM
Skim milk has potassium in it, and since skim milk is the primary ingredient in Fage 0%, I assumed Fage 0% would have some as well.

according to: http://www.nutritional-supplements-health-guide.com/benefits-of-potassium.html

Potassium acts as an electrolyte,taking on a positive or negative charge that helps regulate blood pressure, muscle contraction and keep your bodily processes working right

Potassium's other role in the body is to help in the metabolism of sugar to glycogen to provide energy for your daily tasks. Glycogen can be stored by the muscles and liver and released when the body calls for it. Thus another of the benefits of potassium is in helping your body store energy for later use without converting it to fat.
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