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World Digestive Health Day

Celebrate World Digestive Health Day with healthy recipes, tips and tricks to keep your gut happy - it's the best way to stay healthy!
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Get ready to celebrate World Digestive Health Day on May 29! This day was established to increase awareness of digestive health and the impact it has on our overall wellbeing. It's a great opportunity for us to recognize how important good digestive health is, and make positive changes in our own lives. Did you know that digestion begins even before food enters your mouth? Saliva helps break down carbohydrates as we chew, which makes the whole process much easier!

History of World Digestive Health Day

World Digestive Health Day Dates

World Digestive Health Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Digestive System Understanding</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 19th century, scientists and doctors began gaining a better understanding of the human digestive system and how it works.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1852</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognition of Digestive Diseases</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first step in addressing digestion issues came with the identification and study of digestive diseases in the 19th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1967</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of WHO</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Health Organization (WHO) was established as an organ of the United Nations dedicated to improving global health.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Significant Advancements</div><div class='timeline-text'>Throughout the late 20th century, significant advancements in diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases began to emerge.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of WDHD</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) created World Digestive Health Day (WDHD), aiming to increase public awareness of digestive health.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>WDHD Themes Introduced</div><div class='timeline-text'>Themes were introduced to each year's WDHD to focus the public's attention on specific digestive disorders or concepts.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Digestive Health Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Eat healthy meals</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make sure to include plenty of vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins in your meals, while avoiding processed and fried foods.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try probiotic foods</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can help support digestive health. Try adding yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, or kefir to your diet.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Drink herbal tea</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Herbal teas such as ginger, chamomile, peppermint, or fennel can help soothe an upset stomach and improve digestion.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Exercise regularly</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Regular physical activity is important for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Stay hydrated</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Drinking enough water helps keep the digestive system functioning properly and prevents constipation. Aim to drink 8 glasses of water per day.</p></div></div>

Why World Digestive Health Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Gastrointestinal health affects many areas of our health</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Gastrointestinal health goes beyond the digestive tract and can impact things like immune system functions, mental health, and physical wellbeing. By focusing on digestive health, we can help maintain overall health and improve long-term quality of life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It has an impact on our daily lives</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Digestive issues can range from minor discomfort to severe debilitating pain or even medical emergencies. Paying attention to your body's digestive needs can help both prevent and manage these issues so you can enjoy your meals without worry or hassle.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It can help reduce the stigma around gastrointestinal (GI) disorders</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many people suffer from GI conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease but may not be comfortable discussing it due to shame or embarrassment. World Digestive Health Day brings much needed awareness to these issues and helps reduce the stigma attached to them.</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Facts on World Digestive Health Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Digestive Diseases Affect a Large Population Worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>Digestive diseases including gastroesophageal reflux disease, gallstones, Crohn's disease, and even colorectal cancer affect millions of people worldwide, hence, the significance of World Digestive Health Day.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Lifestyle Changes Can Improve Digestive Health</h3><p class='facts-content'>Proper diet, regular exercise, and adequate sleep are amongst the key factors in maintaining a healthy digestive tract and preventing digestive diseases.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Gut Microbiota Play a Crucial Role in Digestive Health</h3><p class='facts-content'>These microscopic organisms, living in our intestines, digest certain types of food, produce vital substances such as vitamins and anti-inflammatory compounds, and help protect against harmful bacteria.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Digestive Health Influences Mental Wellbeing</h3><p class='facts-content'>Called the gut-brain axis, the two-way communication between the digestive system and the brain can influence mood and mental health. An unbalanced gut microbiota can contribute to neurological and mental health issues.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Digestive System Includes Multiple Devices</h3><p class='facts-content'>The human digestive system is made up of multiple parts, including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus, each playing a vital role in breaking down food and extracting nutrients.</p></div></div>

World Digestive Health Day FAQs

When is World Digestive Health Day?

World Digestive Health Day is celebrated on May 29 every year. In 2024 World Digestive Health Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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