Being “hangry” has been scientifically proven!

2018 got off to a flying start by adding the word “hangry” to the Oxford English Dictionary, because we’ve all felt it, and had to deal with the one friend that is ALWAYS hangry.

To back up this brand new work, actual scientists have jumped to all our hangry friend’s defense proving that is a real problem. Sophie Medlin, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at King’s College London confirmed that the connection between anger and being hungry is real.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, so you know how serious this is, Medlin said: “When our blood sugars drop, cortisol and adrenaline rise up in our bodies – our fight or flight hormones. The ones that trigger for hunger are the same ones that trigger for anger and rage and impulsive type behaviors.”

This also causes our glucose levels to drop, which results in us struggling to control our emotions. So keep that in mind next time you and the other half are arguing about what to eat!

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