When a person is hungry they don't always think clearly. However, if a person is starving then they may become more desperate. This is especially the case when a person is starving out in the wilderness and they are unsure where they are going to find their new food source.
To a person who is starving, eating a vibrant green plant that looks fine to eat may seem like a great option. Or perhaps a berry or mushroom looks moderately safe, and therefore, is worth the risk to eat.
It's easy to abandon all sense of caution if you're that hungry, because who wants to die of starvation? So is it best to throw caution to the wind and eat something you're unsure of or stick it out and wait for something that you know won't harm your body?
Sometimes the risk is not worth it, because you could die from eating the wrong thing or get very ill, causing yourself to feel even worse.
After the break check out 7 things a person should never, ever eat in the wild. Eat one of these food sources and you may find yourself worse off than before!