What Does Starvation Really Do to the Human Body?

Were you aware that the human body can actually go about 70 days without food? It’s true. Although we can only survive without oxygen for five to ten minutes, and three to eight days without water, remarkably, the body does not immediately shut down when it’s denied food.

Starvation is a process. As long as water is available, our body is capable of putting itself into a series of metabolic modes when food is scarce.

By allocating resources, it can stay alive for a significant amount of time.

However, the body will eventually run out of fats, glucose, tissue and muscle mass. When these finite resources are gone, death comes.

Do you know the science behind starvation?

 

 

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