I have always found it kind of odd that food was one of the most common health pickups in games. But I get it. What are you going to put in there for an instant health boost? Yeah a medkit, but really that is just patching holes.
I am more in the camp of thinking if all options are crazy, then why not pick the craziest one? Though I suppose picking up a severed emu head would make people question health pickups even more, so maybe I’m wrong. Or maybe I’m just more fun.
Either way, don’t forget to eat your medical chicken.