Sodium intake

Is there a difference between the intake of sodium from Budiš water and from smoked or some other food?

Nowadays, a long-term and inappropriate sodium intake represents a risk factor for a human in the form of high blood pressure. In the case of some diseased conditions such as kidney disease, heart malfunction or high blood pressure, an excessive amount of sodium in the body could be of burden since the body would increase the volume of body fluids in order to maintain a stable concentration of sodium in arteries. In practice this means that if we suffered of high blood pressure or malfunctioning heart or kidneys, doctors would recommend us to take in less salt, either in cooked food or in food products.

You may or may not know that the most hazardous source of salt is ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook food prepared for direct consumption, i.e. meat products, smoked food, salami, sausages, cheeses, canned food of all types, from which crisps and salty sticks are only the tip of the iceberg. We are able to define an excessive amount of sodium used in food by a commonly known rapidly-growing feeling of thirst that would not go even for several hours from such food consumption. The taste of salt in food is masked by added sugar, spices and other active substances. The above form of sodium intake is difficult for the body to process, especially if we drink sweetened high-energy drinks of cola type in order to quench the first. If a healthy person drinks 1.5 l of medium-mineralised water containing 375 mg of sodium per litre a day, it should not represent any risk related to sodium intake. It is actually the other way around as the amount of sodium is accompanied with an adequate volume of water and thus no fluid is retained in the body and sodium concentration in the body will not increase.

Drinking of mineralised water, Budiš mineral water included, would not have any negative effect on blood pressure and body fluids would not move to any intercellular space. Thus no swells occur and the volume of fluids in arteries does not increase. As the result, the heart does not get overloaded. Briefly and clearly said, a healthy body has control mechanisms, including the feeling of thirst, reacting not only on an insufficient amount of fluids but mainly on a higher concentration of sodium in it. As we all know, once we quench our thirst with mineral water, this feeling of thirst will go unlike in the case of sweetened water or over-salted food.