Spaniards consume an average of 5.1 g of salt per day (excluding discretionary salt, added at the table or during cooking), according to the ANIBES study, coordinated by the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), exceeding the maximum dose recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), which advises not to exceed 5 g per day (equivalent to 2 g of sodium). And excess salt does not fit into a healthy diet, as recommended by the WHO, nor into the way of life we aspire to, a style that adds to well-being in all its aspects. Today we want to be fit, eat rich but healthy, enjoy the outdoors and banish harmful habits that do not contribute to our physical and emotional health.
It is up to us to become aware of and implement changes in our lifestyle that help achieve this: promoting healthy behaviors, such as moderate and regular physical exercise, quitting smoking, controlling stress levels , good sleep hygiene or adopting a healthy lifestyle. diet, in which excess salt has no place.
Opting for foods that are low in salt or totally devoid of sodium, as is the case with Fontarel Zero Sodium water, not only contributes to well-being and helps us feel better about ourselves, but also eliminates certain factors of risk. The WHO recalls that reducing sodium intake is one of the factors to be taken into account to help reduce blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and myocardial infarction.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ensuring a varied and balanced diet are two of the main pillars for the prevention of high blood pressure, a pathology which, according to data taken from the Spanish Heart Foundation (FEC) Health Survey ) (ESFEC , 2021), carried out with the collaboration of SIGMA DOS, suffers 22.2% of the Spanish population (24.7% male and 19.8% female).
Staying hydrated with the new Fontarel Zero Sodium formula helps you feel better
The excessive consumption of sodium, which reaches our diet in the form of salt, is one of the factors that increases the risk of developing this pathology and increases, in turn, that of suffering from cardiovascular diseases, the main cause of death in the world. . according to the WHO, and also in Spain. In fact, the survey carried out by the FEC shows that 60% of Spanish adults experience two conditions, behaviors or lifestyles that increase the likelihood of developing cardiovascular diseases, among which, in addition to hypertension, obesity (16 .7%), overweight (33.8%), diabetes (7.1%), hypercholesterolemia (22.8%), stress (17.4%), smoking (15.9%), lack of sleep ( 36.2%) or sedentariness (19.4%).
In the case of minors up to the age of 15, the percentage is 35% (40.7% in disadvantaged social backgrounds), with physical inactivity (51%), overweight (20.5%) and obesity ( 8.7%) as main risk factors. According to the WHO, in many countries, about 80% of the salt in the diet comes from processed foods, hence the recommendation of specialists to base our diet on fresh products, but there are other sources of sodium. that can also be controlled to keep consumption at bay. Among them, water, our main source of hydration.
No longer lasting sodium
Designed for those who want to contribute to the maintenance of good health, the grenadine brand Fontarel has launched Fontarel Zero Sodio, a sodium-free water, but with all its minerals. A water recognized by the Spanish Heart Foundation through its Food and Health Program (PASFEC), which aims to improve the nutritional health of the population and serve as a guide for consumers through its distinctive label on products.
Fontarel Zero Sodio was born in the heart of the Sierra Gorda, in the Granada municipality of Loja. After emerging from the El Pilar spring, which has a protection perimeter of 3,300 m2, this natural mineral water is subjected to an innovative technology that allows the sodium present in its composition to be eliminated without interfering with the rest of the minerals that it contains, such as magnesium (1.7 mg/l), potassium (10 mg/l) or calcium (4 mg/l).
These substances, together with the rest of its chemical composition, with 0.11 mg/l of nitrates, 14 mg/l of chlorides and 33 mg/l of dry residue, make it a water with very low resulting mineralization, perfect for all those who who want to take care of their health and hydrate themselves in a healthy way, helping in a simple way to control the daily intake of sodium, which already reaches the diet through many other foods.
In addition, true to its innovative identity, Fontarel Zero Sodium is packaged in 100% rPET recycled plastic bottles, made entirely from other bottles, thus reducing the environmental impact associated with its production. For its part, the bottle film, available in 0.5 and 1.5 l formats, contains 50% recycled material. Fontarel Zero Sodium is, in short, cutting-edge water that takes care of your health and that of the environment.
Fontarel Zero Sodium
More than hydration
Fontarel Zero Sodio takes advantage of innovation and technology to obtain sodium-free water, but with all its minerals, which helps to practice good eating habits:
– Helps control daily sodium intake, which the WHO sets at 5 g of salt per day (equivalent to just under a tablespoon of tea).
– Thanks to the control of sodium consumption, it reduces the risk of suffering from high blood pressure. This pathology, which generally goes unnoticed and appears at any age, is closely associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases.
– Helps prevent hypertension, which leads to a decrease in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of premature death worldwide, which, according to the WHO, could be prevented by 80% by following a healthy lifestyle.
6 tips to reduce your salt intake
- Prioritize fresh foods. The presence of sodium in raw fruits and vegetables is practically non-existent
- Opt for snacks with no added salt, such as raw or simply roasted nuts
- Do not add extra salt when cooking
- Avoid eating processed products, cheeses, sausages, pickles and smoked foods
- Replace the salt with other seasonings: lemon, herbs, pepper or ground garlic may be an option. Also avoid industrial sauces
- Stay hydrated with low or no salt water