It’s that time of year where if you walk into any university or college library you’ll find a rare sight which happens only after Christmas or just before summer: the library will get invaded with lots of students, cramming for exams.
Those once deemed disorganised party animals have now become ever so studious with their head in a book. However, some of them do forget to feed themselves because they’re so engrossed with their studies and that’s where we come in. Here are 5 brain foods for exams, helping you get through this stressful study period.
1. Oily Fish
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When I was little my mum always used to say that I should eat lots of fish because of the Omega 3. Now that I also know that it will help boost my brainpower, I’ll definitely be taking mum’s advice. I don’t think I’m at the level of Einstein yet, but I would like to think I’ve got a pretty logical head. So if you want to boost your brain function during the study period, start eating lots of fish, especially salmon, sardines and mackerel!
But I like providing you with alternatives, so if oily fish isn’t your thing (my, that sounds so unappealing) then you can opt for snacks that are high in Omega 3such as Walnuts.
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According to the nutritionists, avocados are great for boosting brain power!
That’s because of the Omega 3 present in the buttery fruit, so try it for breakfast on some toast with cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, then you’re ready to start studying.
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If you’re a Grazer throughout the day like me, then put down those chocolates (unless it’s dark chocolate) and pick up some nuts to snack on. Nuts are high in protein and contain good fatty oils that everyone tries so hard to find.
If you’re a lover of peanut butter, turns out this spread is good for you too! Go for an organic version with no added sugar, but I would suggest that you don’t eat it straight from the jar.
4. Broccoli and Cauliflower
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I’ll take all the florets please! Broccoli and cauliflower are both known to be high in Vitamin K, which is meant to help with brainpower and those cognitive skills. And if you’re trying to lose weight because of the fast approaching beach season, then eat your greens because broccoli and cauliflower are both high in fibre.
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Well here’s a brain food that most people will probably have in their kitchen! Whether they’re boiled, scrambled, fried, poached or baked, potatoes arestill packed with nutrients, especially protein which is good for the ol’ noggin! The image above also features tofu and that has Omega 3 too, surprising eh?
This is just a small collection of the brain food for exams that you should eat; of course there are lots of other choices out there! So explore and enhance that brain power of yours, what do you like to eat when it’s revision time?