Hangry. It’s a technical term, really — the point where you’re getting so hungry that you’re starting to get angry. Hungry + angry = HANGRY. Aside from being unpleasant to you and those around you, being hangry comes at a price. It means you’ve gone so long without eating that your blood sugar has dropped too low, leaving you irritable, cranky, anxious, and possibly even jittery or sweaty.
Or it means you are prone to hypoglycemia, which is not a disease but a symptom of glucose mismanagement (most often in relation to diabetes, but also characterized by your blood sugar regularly dropping below 65 mg/dl). No fun. But it’s not just the physical symptoms that are annoying — the blood sugar crash that comes with being hangry triggers a cascade of stress hormone reactions in the body.
When this happens on a recurring basis, it can lead to hormone imbalance, insomnia, inflammation and weight gain. Let’s take a look at what happens when you experience low blood sugar, causing you to get hangry. Click To Keep Reading