38 Your body uses the calories in food for heat and energy Your body uses the calories in food for heat and energy. Some foods contain more calories than others, and therefore provide your body with a concentration of energy. Foods that are high in calories contain large amounts of chemical energy, often more than your body can properly break down and use. What's left over is often stored as fat. That's why people on diets avoid foods that are high in calories.
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