It is important to know the energy requirements of your body with respect to your gender, age and level of activity. Excess energy consumed in food can be stored as fat which could result in obesity. This could lead to a number of related health problems.
The different components in food cause different problems if eaten in excess.
|Excess sugar||Excess fat||Excess salt (sodium)|
|Obesity||Obesity||High blood pressure|
|Type 2 diabetes||Heart disease|
|Tooth decay||Circulatory disease|