How Food Stamina Health Interact Valheim Guide
Game: Valheim
Content Type: Gaming Guides


Some of the mechanics in Valheim are fairly opaque, and the way food interacts with your Health and Stamina is definitely one of them. In this guide, we’ll give you a brief overview of how these three systems work together, and provide a handy food chart that lists all the known foods and their effects.

Note: This guide is a work in progress. New information will be added as it becomes available. 

Staying alive is pretty important, and therefore your health bar is something you should become intimately familiar with. You have 25 health by default, and you increase your maximum health by eating foods. You can only eat (or really, digest) 3 types of food at a time, so the higher quality foods you choose, the higher your maximum health will be. See the list below to find which foods give you the most health.

Health Bar For Valheim Food Stamina Health Guide
Feelin’ healthy

Your most important resource in combat (besides your life) is your stamina. The yellow bar at the bottom of your screen displays your stamina. The bar will only appear when your stamina isn’t full, and running, jumping, blocking, attacking, or drawing back your bowstring will all deplete your stamina. Your maximum stamina is tied to the foods you’ve eaten just like your health is.

Stamina Bar Valheim Combat Basics
Sometimes the smallest things have the biggest impact
valheim food types

The positive effects of food are temporary. Before the full duration of the food runs out, you’ll see the food icon begin to flash next to your health bar, and the max health and stamina you gained from the food will slowly tick down. Foods are labeled with a colored fork that indicate the benefits it gives: Red for food that mostly grants an HP increase, Yellow for Stamina focused foods, and Silver for a balanced food.

Food
Max Health Increase
Max Stamina Increase
Healing Per Tick
Duration (seconds)
Raspberry
7
20
1
600
Carrot
10
32
1
900
Mushroom
15
15
1
600
Blueberries
8
25
1
600
Yellow Mushroom
10
30
2
600
Cloudberries
13
40
1
900
Honey
8
35
1
900
Onion
13
50
1
900
Grilled Neck Tail
25
8
2
1200
Cooked Fish
45
15
2
1200
Cooked Deer Meat
35
12
2
1200
Cooked Boar Meat
30
10
2
1200
Cooked Serpent Meat
70
23
3
1500
Cooked Lox Meat
50
16
4
1200
Cooked Wolf Meat
45
15
3
1200

Some foods require a Cauldron to create — these foods are listed below.

Food
Max Health Increase
Max Stamina Increase
Healing Per Tick
Duration (seconds)
Requires Cauldron Lvl
Queen’s Jam
14
40
2
1200
1
Black Soup
50
17
3
1200
2
Onion Soup
12
60
1
1200
2
Muckshake
15
50
1
1200
2
Carrot Soup
15
45
2
1500
1
Deer Stew
45
15
3
1500
1
Turnip Stew
18
55
2
1500
1
Minced Meat Sauce
40
13
3
1500
1
Sausages
55
18
3
1500
2
Wolf Skewer
65
21
3
1500
3
Eyescream
21
65
2
1500
3
Fish Wraps
70
23
2
1500
4
Bread
23
70
2
1500
4
Boar Jerky
23
23
2
1800
1
Serpent Stew
80
26
4
1800
1
Wolf Jerky
33
33
3
1800
3
Lox Meat Pie
75
24
4
1800
4
Blood Pudding
25
75
2
1800
4

Meads are Valheim’s potions, and can grant healing and stamina, as well as health and stamina regen buffs and debuffs. In order to create mead, you’ll need to craft a cauldron and a fermenter. Don’t forget your tankard!

Mead
Effects
Misc Details
Minor Healing
Restores 50 HP
You cannot consume another Healing Mead for 2 minutes after consuming this mead.
Medium Healing
Restores 75 health
You cannot consume another Healing Mead for 2 minutes after consuming this mead.
Minor Stamina
Restores 80 stamina
n/a
Medium Stamina
Restores 160 stamina
n/a
Frost Resistance
Grants immunity to Cold and Freezing (10 minute duration)
Only effective if the player is not wet
Tasty
+300% stamina regen
-50% health regen (10 second duration)
For the duration of the buff, you cannot consume another Tasty Mead

Got questions? Found other ways to impact your health and stamina in Valheim? Let us know in the comments!

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