62% of the world's population suffers from digestive diseases

According to statistical studies, up to 40% of the world's population suffers from chronic gastrointestinal problems, and up to 62% of the population is experiencing common digestive health related problems such as pain. stomach, indigestion… However, in Vietnam, digestive health problems have not been given due attention by people in daily life.

There are many factors that contribute to the health of the immune system including: age, gender, genome, living environment, living habits... In which, nutrition is the most important factor.

If we consider the immune system as a "fortress", then nutrition is the raw material to build that fortress through macronutrients including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates which are the bricks that make up the immune system components such as antibodies, cytokines, receptors... Besides, vitamins and minerals are key links and messengers that keep the barrier firmly connected.

Professor Lê Danh Tuyên - The director of the National Institute of Nutrition said: In the lifetime of each person, about 144 tons of food are used up, all through the digestive tract. These numbers show the importance of digestive health, but many people still ignore it when using alcohol, beer, and eating without control... Not only helps to create energy for the body, the digestive system also plays a very important role in supporting immune function, because 70% of our immune system is located here. Therefore, it can be said that a healthy digestive system is a digestive system supported by a strong immune system, protecting the body against constant attacks from pathogens in food. This is the key to preventing disease.

It is worth mentioning that although it plays an important role in the health of the whole body, taking care of the digestive system is not too difficult. Experts say that as long as we eat enough 4 carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins-minerals, and regularly add beneficial bacteria to the intestinal microflora, it will bring you a system. healthy digestion.

Source: Nhan Dan Newspaper
Hanoi Department of Health