In the busy life of a University student, you just dont have time to cook. With all of the studying, reading and socializing to do, whipping up a Nigella-esque meal for dinner is the last thing on your mind. You need something thats quick and easy to create, but nutritious all at the same time – and, unfortunately your favourite meal of beans with cheese on toast doesnt quite tick all of those boxes…
But, theres another reason why you should try and eat foods that do tick all of the boxes because believe it or not, beating the right foods could help you to concentrate better in your lectures (that would be a God send, right?), help you to be less tired (double God send), and could even help you to get over that pesky hangover from the night before a little bit quicker (now if this isnt a student God send, then I dont know what is).
So, in order to try to help you tick every single one of those boxes, heres a little guide to a few ultimate super foods that are perfect for students (and whats more, you can buy most of them ready prepared straight from the shop! Perfect!)
Your mums always going on about choosing a sandwich made of brown bread is much better for your health, but surely she cant be that right about it? Well, I hate to say it, but she is. Whole grain foods such as brown bread and pasta are not only a great way to protect against things like diabetes and heart disease, but theyre also great for helping your concentration. How exactly? Well, whole grain foods help to regulate glucose levels in the blood and the more regular your glucose levels are, the easier it is to concentrate!
Whether youre a fresher or not, its probably quite likely that youve fallen victim to that pesky old thing called freshers flu at some point this year. But as well as striking the newbies, freshers flu (or any flu for that matter!) is prone to striking those that arent eating properly. So, eating the right things in order to strengthen those all-important immune barriers is key. A super food that helps to do just that is yoghurt. Yoghurt contains live cultures that strengthen the bodys immune system in order to fight off those pesky freshers flu germs! So, whether you decide to incorporate some yoghurt into your breakfast in the morning (or afternoon ), or whether you pick an URBAN eat yoghurt on your mad dash between lectures, having a little bit a day is sure to help and keep that pesky freshers flu away.
In my opinion, salmon is completely underrated when it comes to its goodness as a super food particularly from a students point of view. Why, exactly? Well because thanks to its essential amino acids, salmon is great food for your brain and has been proven to improve your memory. So, as next time youre doing a library all-nighter in order to try and cram for that dreaded summer exam, pick up an URBAN eat smoked salmon & soft cheese to try and stimulate those brain cells!