Why does hunger give a bad temper?

It is not skill, it is not characteristic of a person, nor is it “gadejo”: Hunger and bad temper are connected.

«I’m starving»

«I can’t do this until I eat something»

“Here they are starving me”

“I would kill to eat anything”

«Come on, I’m haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!»

If you feel identified with any of these phrases or if you have used them to refer to yourself at some point in your life (or your day), you are one of those people whose hunger gives them a bad temper. What happens in our mind so that an empty stomach awakens homicidal instincts?

As reported yahoo healthWhen the body is deprived of glucose in the blood—which happens when you haven’t eaten recently—the brain receives all sorts of signals to misbehave. This happens because aggressive and violent behaviors are limited by self-control, which consumes a large amount of glucose in the brain, suggesting that low glucose levels are linked to aggression and violence.

But there is still more; our bad temper when we are hungry is not only due to the lack of glucose…

«When blood glucose decreases, the body tries to compensate for its lack by releasing hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, which increase aggressiveness»explained to yahoo health Lauren Slayton, medical founder of Foodtrainers, a nutritional practice in New York.

Also find out about: Things you should not say to a dieter

If you have been on a diet, you will laugh with these phrases that should never have been said to you @karenvinasco http://t.co/HHxbgtXcaO pic.twitter.com/qN8Yof8tXZ

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Now that you know why hunger gives a bad temper, what do you think? Write us what you think in the comments. Also, Do you know someone who gets so cranky when hungry that it becomes unbearable? Share this note with your friendsand to whomever the glove falls…!