Water as wine
In today’s time, we often hear that a water has become a “new wine”. Each water is not just water, but it has many functions and is becoming more and more important. Waters differ in taste and content of minerals. They are already introduced watercourses in better restaurants (»water card«) and represent an excellent alternative to alcohol. Waters also perfectly intertwine with dishes. In the world, there are sommeliers for water that recommend people in restaurants to choose the water that will most closely match the taste of selected dishes. They also explain to the people the positive effects that individual water has on health and help customers to choose the best water for their personal needs.
Miracle in Cana of Galilee
Cana is a city in Israel where, according to the legend, Jesus showed his first miracle and turned a water into wine.
Why is calcium important?
Calcium plays an important role in building bones in the human body and preserving their strength. In addition to the fact that calcium builds the framework of our body, it plays an important role in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Bones and teeth contain 99% of all the calcium we have in our body. Calcium is also responsible for regulating the excretion of certain hormones and enzymes, for example hormone parathormon, which is responsible for regulating calcium in the blood and begins to excrete if it is lacking in the blood. Nerves and heart as well require calcium to function normally, and because of its shortage, it is often due to high blood pressure.
Lack of calcium
Insufficient calcium intake can slow down the growth and mineralization of bones during childhood and puberty, and causes loss of bone density (osteoporosis) during adulthood, which leads to more frequent bone fractures. People who have low dietary intake of calcium with food are more prone to bowel cancer and to increased blood pressure. Women with menopause also tend to osteoporosis, which can’t be treated only with increased calcium intake, but the storage of calcium can be increased by the addition of estrogen.
From the table, we can see that most calcium (1200 mg) need growing adolescents between the ages of 13 and 19. Pregnant women and nursing mothers need the same amount of calcium as the rest, that is 1000 mg. Source: https://www.nutris.org/prehrana/abc-prehrane/minerali/196-kalcij.html in https://www.kalcek.si/kalcij-v-hrani.html
CANA ROYAL WATER
contains a high content of calcium, as much as 363 mg / l
CANA ROYAL WATER contains only 8 mg of sodium and can be declared as “suitable for a low-sodium diet”.
Most of the sodium is consumed by the use of kitchen salt. Although sodium is necessary for the normal functioning of bodily functions, excessive intake may also cause health problems, such as increased blood pressure, which hurts our heart and circulation.
Functions of sodium
Sodium is the main cation in the blood and extracellular fluid. It determines the volume and osmotic pressure of these liquids. It is involved in the transport of numerous nutrients and metabolites of the intestine, kidneys and many other tissues. Inside the cells there is a very small amount of sodium. Within the cell, sodium is important for cell membrane potential
Absorption of sodium
Sodium is absorbed almost intensely in the body, as its salts are very soluble in water and can easily pass through the intestinal wall into the blood. In the body, about half of sodium is stored in bones, and half in the liquid surrounding the cells.
There is no sodium deficiency because it is (mostly overly) consumed with food, especially in the form of salt. The loss of sodium from the body occurs when sweating, but it is also lost through urine and defecation. Unfortunately, it can happen in exceptional cases, for example, in very intense sweating, heat and high humidity. This can lead to dizziness and weakness.
Overdose of sodium
Excessive sodium intake may lead to increased blood pressure, which can be very dangerous for the heart and circulatory system. In particular, too much sodium or table salt intake is dangerous for individuals who are genetically prone to high blood pressure. Foods with less salt can therefore have a beneficial effect on lowering blood pressure.
Nutritional resources and daily needs for sodium
Adults and children after the age of 13 need about 1.4 g of salt a day, which corresponds to 550 mg of sodium. In Slovenia, we have adopted regulations following the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which lists 5 g daily as the maximum daily salt intake, which corresponds to 2 g of sodium. In our way of nutrition, in Slovenia we daily eat 11-14.3 g of salt. This input is 120-185% above the above-mentioned upper salt intake.
Salt (and also sodium) is placed next to the kitchen salt in many products such as bread, meat products and canned vegetables, cheeses and even some confectionery and breakfast cereals. Meals prepared in restaurants are mostly too salty. It is good that we do not salt our food at the table, and we are moderate in salting the dishes we are preparing ourselves. We should avoid pre-cooked foods that contain a lot of salt.