Eating And Drinking Is Essential To Life


Man dies without eating and drinking. All bodily functions require important vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and proteins as well as water for maintenance. They provide the body with energy and thus maintain metabolism. These nutrients also protect against diseases and serve to maintain the body with all its functions.

Human body without food and drink

The human body can go without food for a certain period of time. Without water, however, it dies of thirst after about 3 to 4 days. A healthy, normal-weight person can survive 30 to 200 days without food. Only if there is enough water available. However, this period of time depends on the individual’s state of health and other conditions.