Word of the week – Hangry

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Have you ever had unexplained aggressive behaviour towards someone while hungry? The chances are you were hangry. Hangry is the amalgamation of the words hungry and angry, which perfectly describes the angry mood you get in when you haven’t eaten, and you are not pleased about it.

 the brain is thrown straight back into our beautiful caveman state, in which we will get angry at anything and anyone if they are in the way of our food.

As the time since your last meal grows, the body’s blood glucose level begins a sharp descent, therefore, your blood stream contains less nutrients. When this drops low enough,  your brain sees it as urgent as the brain relies mainly on glucose to function. This throws the brain straight back into our beautiful caveman state, in which we will get angry at anything and anyone if they are in the way of our food. A glucose deficiency can lead to low concentration and lack of social awareness in the majority of people which, combined with our primal instinct to desperately find anything to consume and to destroy anything in that stands in the way of fuel, leads to a hangrily unreasonable person. So if you are currently dealing with unexplained anger and can’t remember your last meal, it’s probably hanger.

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