Hangry Meaning

There is a new term that is rapidly becoming more popular and that is something called ‘hangry’, which is a combination of hunger and anger.

This can often be observed when people do not eat properly or they go long periods of time without eating. This sets up a situation where they become irritable, excitable, and react, oftentimes aggressively, because of it. So far researchers have focused on the psychological issues that hunger can produce and they certainly are valid, but there’s far more to the picture if we look deeper into the biochemical changes that occur during hunger. For many people prolonged hunger, even a few hours, can have a drastically negative effect upon their blood sugar. We know by studying diabetics and those with hypoglycemia that low blood sugar can produce a variety of symptoms including nervousness, shakiness, emotional swings, and even anger and aggression.

During periods of low blood sugar the body sees this situation as an acute danger. This in turn, causes the body to produce stress hormones such as adrenaline, which increases heart rate, respiration, and perspiration. Prolonged overstimulation of the stress hormones can eventually exhaust our adrenal glands, increasing the downward spiral during episodes of fluctuating blood sugar. If you are one of these individuals who experiences these symptoms if you’re unable to eat regularly, you should consider keeping something with you such as a mixed nuts. These will help keep your blood sugar stable until you can eat a proper meal once again. If you are a high stress individual this will only exacerbate your physiological and emotional response to blood sugar fluctuations. You should consider using a high stress multi nutrient formula to help support your central nervous system as well as the adrenal glands, keeping them strong. Check back next month for information about America’s #1 Full Spectrum Nutritional Supplement, High Vitality.