Don't Get Hangry—Eat Healthy Food
- 2020-04-14 22:08
- By psychologytoday.com
When our blood sugar gets low, the hormones cortisol and epinephrine are released in an attempt to raise it back to normal levels. In addition, the hormone Neuropeptide Y helps create a hungry feeling when your body needs more food, but it is also linked to aggression . The part of our brain just behind our forehead, called the pre-frontal cortex, is in charge of executive functions , such as controlling our emotions. Next, they competed with an ostensible partner on a competitive reaction-time task in which the winner blasts the loser with loud noise through headphones.  The best way to keep glucose levels higher longer periods of time is by eating veggies and whole grains, but not all people can afford to buy such food. Others with the privilege to work from home are cooped up with one another, without the typical options to cool off by heading out for a walk or a drink with friends. Also, quarantine can warp peoples’ daily schedules and routines, changing when we eat and sleep and perhaps thus impacting our blood sugar levels. For example, Bobby Corrigan, an urban rodentologist (i.e., a scientist who studies rodents), noted that rats have been hard hit by COVID-19. Conclusions If you find yourself in conflict and realize you and the other person might be hangry, try giving each other a little space while you each have a snack, then circle back to the conversation after you’ve had a little while to digest. The competitive reaction time task: The development and scientific utility of a flexible laboratory aggression paradigm.