At the beginning of this year, the word ‘hangry’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary, because we all knew how real the feeling was.
Now, science has jumped on our side to confirm it’s a real thing, so we have some legit info to back up our hanger when our partner thinks we’re acting like a brat - but really, it’s just because we are hungry and need them to take us out for food.
According to Sophie Medlin, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at King’s College London, the connection between anger and being hungry is real.
She recently debated on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, saying, "We've long recognised that hunger leads to irritability in science.
"But the wonderful world of social media has merged the two words for us and now we know it as hanger.
"When our blood sugars drop, cortisol and adrenaline rise up in our bodies - our fight or flight hormones.
"The ones that trigger for hunger are the same ones that trigger for anger and rage and impulsive type behaviours.
"So that's why you get that same sort of response.”
Not only this, but when our glucose levels drop, it can also be a lot harder for us to control our emotions…
Better let your boyfriend or girlfriend know this info for the next time you have an argument when you’re hungry and can’t decide where to eat…