What Is Hunger?
Meaning of Hunger
Hunger is a feeling experienced when one has a desire to eat. The often unpleasant feeling originates in the hypothalamus and is released through receptors in the liver. Although an average nourished individual can survive weeks without food intake, the sensation of hunger typically begins after a couple of hours without eating and is generally considered quite uncomfortable. The sensation of hunger can often be alleviated and even mitigated entirely with the consumption of food.
Other meaning of hunger:
• Hunger is also the most commonly used term to describe the social condition of people who frequently experience, or live with the threat of experiencing, the physical sensation of hunger.
• Hunger is the body's way of signaling that it is running short of food and needs to eat something. Hunger can lead to malnutrition
• The painful sensation or state of weakness caused by the need of food
• The uneasy or painful sensation caused by lack of food. The recurrent and involuntary lack of access to food.
Some Words Associated with Hunger
The following are some words related to the topic and hunger itself.
•Malnutrition-lack intake of protein, energy and micronutrients. Failure to take right nutrition needed may result to death because of common diseases such as diarrhea or measles.
•Under-nourishment<-status of lack or unable to meet minimum body needs like calories to have a healthy and active life.
•Obesity-surpasses the average weight, height, bone structure, age and sex.
•Food Shortage–lack of food in order to supply no. of people needed to be fed.
•Starvation-effect of serious or total lack of nutrients needed for life maintenance.
•Craving-great or eager desire; yearning.
•Death-termination of life, act of dying.
Kinds of Hunger
There are kinds of hunger one type of this is Physical or Real hunger this kind of hunger felt when needed a replacement of energy after using it in a hard day’s work in order to sustain an active life.
The other one is cravings this is a desire of special foods you kept thinking on like chocolates and chips.
And the last is Hunger of the Soul by recent additions to our Thanksgiving traditions.
In The World of Hunger
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