Science explains people's irritation when hungry

If the clock is past noon and you are not even close to being able to go out for lunch, beware; It's time to take care not to lose the reins with colleagues. In a BBC story, King of College nutrition professor London's Sophie Medlin explains the truth about this fact.

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According to the expert, staying for a long time without consuming food can cause lower blood sugar levels, and consequently increase the production of cortisol and adrenaline - the famous stress hormones. And if all this internal movement wasn't enough before the next meal, Medlin explains that while the body needs to replenish its energy, neurons release neuropeptides, substances that cause hunger in the brain. "The starving neuropeptides are the same ones that cause irritation, anger, and impulsive behaviors. So that's why you have the same kind of response."

And about the myth that women suffer more from this disease than men, the expert explains that, biochemically men are more prone to the phenomenon than women, and this is because of the high levels of testosterone, which combined with the other factors, can cause even more apparent effects.

The truth is simple, whether female or male, the fact that keeping that classic three-hour period with each meal (or at least skipping none) can be the best way to maintain the harmony of the environment.