Your digestive system is crucial to your very survival. It must take nutrients from the food you eat and must take those nutrients in whole form in order to digest it into small particles that ultimately get absorbed into the blood stream for use as cellular fuel.
For this reason, it is a good idea to take good care of the digestive system at all times. This means eating healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats. These don’t stress the digestive system and keep your body in top form. Junk food, on the other hand, only puts undue stress on the digestive system, forcing it to try to glean nutrition from sources that are not very nutritious to begin with. 
Junk Food Eating
In today’s time, junk food eating seems to be the norm. Instead of eating home-cooked meals and healthy snacks, this generation of people are turning toward ready-made foods and junk foods to satisfy their appetite because they are fast to prepare (if at all) and are available everywhere. 
Junk food tends to be cheaper than healthy food so, when faced with a few dollars, many of our youth are turning toward junk food as a way to fulfill their appetites. This, unfortunately, leads to negative health effects. A research study out of Delhi indicated that up to 25 percent of children suffer from high blood sugar levels, obesity, or hypertension—all caused by bad eating habits. 
What is Junk Food?
Junk food is any food that is high in carbs, salts, fats, refined sugar, and has a poor nutritional value. It includes everything from chips, to cookies, to fast foods, and to other types of highly processed foods that don’t give you the fiber or the water necessary to good digestion. 
Junk food is bad for your digestive system because they decrease the rate of digestion, causing stomach bloating, constipation, and overall GI sluggishness. Irritable bowel syndrome is believed to be partially related to the eating of junk food and it doesn’t help that they are low in nutrients, water, and fiber your digestive system really needs in order to function at peak levels. 
Keeping a Healthy Digestive System
Instead of eating junk food, you need to take care of your digestive system by following these simple tips:
Enjoy healthy foods. Chew your food carefully and focus on eating rather than mindlessly putting food into your system while concentrating on something else. This enhances digestion and takes the stress off the digestive system.
Eat more fruits and vegetables. Instead of a junk food snack, think of healthy fruits and vegetables that can act as a substitute for the junk food you normally take in. 
Try to exercise on a regular basis. This keeps digestion at its peak and counteracts excess calories you might be taking in by eating junk food.
Decrease caffeine intake. Most of the foods that contain caffeine can be considered junk food or at least food that is not particularly healthy for you. This includes coffee, tea, energy drinks, and chocolate.
Decrease your intake of refined sugar. Things like chocolate and sweets should never be eaten without some kind of healthy food that acts as a buffer against the negative effects of junk food on the system. 
Keep track of your caloric intake. You should be eating at least 2000 calories per day with less than 500 calories devoted to foods that most consider junk food. 
Rather than snacking all day on junk food, divide your eating schedule into several small meals per day. This takes the stress off the digestive system and provides it with nutrients on a steady basis throughout your day. 
Get enough sleep. Sleep aids digestion and is necessary for good health. Junk food before sleeping puts undue stress on the digestive system and should instead be replaced by a healthy nighttime snack, such as an apple, cheese sticks, or other protein source. 
Why avoid junk food?
As mentioned, junk food contains very little nutrients and only adds empty calories to your diet. When you replace fast food with nutritious foods, you get the nutrition you need without the added calories and empty nutrition you get from junk food. 
This helps you avoid weight gain, bad health, and poor nutrition. This isn’t to say you can’t enjoy junk food on a sporadic basis. It just can’t be the main source of your daily eating routine.

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