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24 Jul

5 Healthy Ways to Get Off the Hangry Train

Posted by Bikini Owner

By Lisa Finn

Agitation washes over your bikini-clad body and your tummy grumbles. You find yourself hurling expletives at cabana boys as you give kids the stink eye for splashing in the pool. With each bit of irritation, the pit in your stomach drags you deeper into cranky land.

Has the heat gone to your head? Or is your angst due to hunger? Most likely the latter, says a 2014 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The brain needs glucose to function, and when your blood sugar runs low, frustration levels rise.

Summer means days outside in your lovely bikini, but that doesn’t mean you need to starve your brain. Here’s how to maintain the blood sugar without going overboard.