You may have heard of ‘hanger’, the term combining hunger and anger!
If you get a bit grumpy when you are hungry then you may be ‘hangry.’
The term was initially thought of simply as a funny twist of words to describe cranky behaviour when people hadn’t eaten, but scientists have confirmed that ‘hanger’ is real and actually pretty common!
So why do growling stomachs spark annoyance?
The brain releases a chemical known as neuropeptide which sends a message to help increase food intake but is also the same chemical which regulates anger and aggression.
So keep calm, have a snack, and cure your ‘hanger’!