HOUSTON, TX – An earth-shattering revelation from researchers at Ohio State University. Are you ready for this? Being hungry can make you angry at your spouse.
Researchers followed 107 married couples for three weeks while monitoring their glucose levels. What they discovered was that even the most lovey-dovey of couples were more likely to be aggressive toward one another when their blood-sugar levels were low.
“It’s definitely something that I think we’ve always kind of known,” Dr. Sherman Yeager with West University Wellness says. “We get kind of moody if we’re not getting enough food and nutrients in our body and we feel kind of down or upset or irritated when we’re hungry.”
So perhaps sharing a little something sweet with your sweetie could help stem some of those lover’s spats? Or having an afternoon snack in the car on the way home from work would relieve a little road-rage, too?
At any rate, there you have it: scientific proof that “hangry” is a real word. Now if only we could get it in Webster’s.