The Reason Why People are Easily Angry when Hungry, as Follows
TIMESAUSTRALIA, JAKARTA – Have you ever been easily angry when you were hungry? Apparently there is an explanation about this. Angry condition because hunger is known as the word hangry (hungry and angry). Quoting the Independent, there is a psychology reason underlying the occurrence of hangry.
Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in all the foods you eat will be converted into simple sugars (glucose), amino acids, and free fatty acids. This nutrient will enter the bloodstream when distributed to organs and tissues used for energy.
After a few minutes from eating time, the amount of nutrients circulated into the body's flow begins to fall. When blood sugar levels drop too drastically, the brain will regard this condition as a life-threatening condition.
"The brain needs fuel to regulate emotions. And anger is the most difficult emotion for people," said Brad Bushman, professor of psychology at Ohio State University, quoted from Time.
Reporting from CNN Indonesia, the brain works with 'fuel' of glucose. The brain is the most spoiled organ. The reason is, even though the brain only weighs two percent of the total body weight, but it takes 20-30 percent of the energy you eat.
Lack of glucose will make it difficult for you to concentrate, mess up the speech and make some strange mistakes. In addition to decreasing blood glucose concentrations, hangry can also occur due to the glucose counter-regulation response.
When blood glucose levels drop to a certain level, your brain sends instructions to several organs to synthesize and release hormones that increase glucose in the blood.
There are four hormones that are ordered to increase glucose, namely growth hormones from the pituitary, glucagon from the pancreas, adrenaline, and cortisol. The last two hormones, adrenaline and cortisol their self are also known as stress hormones.
Those reasons infact make you are easily angry when hungry. You become anxious, irritated, and irritable until you can overcome that hunger. (*)