Jan 5, 2020 • 9M

Hangry and hanxious

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Jennifer Depew, R.D.
Learn about feelings, and possible physical causes and ways to feel better.
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Hangry is that angry feeling that can occur when you missed lunch and dinner is still a long way down the road. Some people may feel more anxious when overly hungry - close to tears unless a snack happens first - hanxious. Low magnesium and/or low blood sugar might be underlying factors. The short term solution for low blood sugar is a small amount of simple carbohydrates followed about 20 minutes later with a more substantial snack that includes protein and fats along with more complex carbohydrates - whole grains, nuts, beans, seeds, or whole fruit instead of fruit juice or concentrated sugar or white flour/refined starch. Topics include: Reactive hypoglycemia, magnesium deficiency symptoms, and snack ideas.

Image Quote: "Do unto others 20% better than you would expect them to do unto you, to correct for subjective error." - Linus Pauling, a nutrition scientist.

Email - jen@peace-is-happy.org,   Twitter - @denutrients

Webpage - peace-is-happy.org/how are you feeling

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