So, have you ever wondered why there is an endless supply of junk food at your office?

It’s as though every night the junk food fairy displays another fresh batch of doughnuts, biscuits or that particular brand of chocolate that you had just about managed to resist buying for yourself!

Let me ask you this: Have you ever felt hungry and angry at the same time?

Well, hold the phone, there is now evidence to suggest that being ‘hangry’ really does exist and that it can affect both your work and relationships. The study revealed that the main reason we become more irritable when hungry is because our blood glucose level drops. This can make it difficult for us to concentrate, and more likely to snap at those around us. Low blood sugar also triggers the release of stress-related hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. That’s bad news for our work colleagues and Service Users.

Given this new evidence, we here at One Stop Social are currently petitioning for an endless supply of junk food (paid for) to be added as an essential work perk within our contract (we’ll let you know how we get on!).

So, next time you see a lovely custard filled doughnut (yep, they are my fav!) and before you collapse onto your knees whilst shouting “WHY!” with your arms thrown up in desperation as if the entire world is against you… remember, you need it! So dig in… enjoy, because who wants a ‘hangry’ Social Worker anyway!?

Source: New Scientist