The science behind why you get ‘hangry’

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Ever get irritable when you need to eat, but you're too busy or you forget? That's because you're hangry, a combination of hungry and angry.

Australian researchers have developed a scientific explanation for hanger. They say when time passes after your last meal, you start to lose nutrients in your bloodstream. If your blood pressure drops far enough, your brain thinks it's in trouble. That activates adrenaline and your "Fight or Flight" response.

What's the solution to your hangry state? Simple: eat something. Junk food, such as candy and chips, will spike your glucose levels, then make you crash. Instead, try eating nutrient-rich foods that will satisfy your hunger for longer, thereby avoiding hangriness all together.

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