Food is a General Codex entry in Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

Food are consumable items that help Henry to restore his health, his energy, and his nourishment, and come in the form of drinks, common food, raw meat, cooked food, dried food, smoked food and potions.

Indeed, since Henry lives in a human body, he must always consume food to stay alive. Consuming too much, however, can make you unable to eat for a certain amount of time, and you will be heavy-handed and clumsy until you digest everything. You also must pay attention to what you eat: food after a certain amount of time will rot and eating it can cause you to suffer food poisoning. To eat you must have some meals in your inventory that can be found under the Food tab.

You can't consume food while in combat.

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