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You should also aim to stay away from hydrogenated fats. These are present in deep fried foods, margarines, biscuits and cakes. These fats are dangerous as they increase your risk of heart disease. Cutting down on coffee and alcohol can make a huge impact on your energy levels. Excessive alcohol consumption is related to a host of health conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and weight related conditions.