21 April 2018

13 Nutrition tips to boost brain power for your exams

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The human brain is the most demanding organ in terms of energy, so if you want it to work well for you, you have to work well for it first. Let's see how we should feed our beloved brains!

1. You should have a kick-ass breakfast in the morning of your exam day.

You have to keep it balanced between carbs and protein. Milk, eggs, and cheese will keep you full.

You have to stay away from pastry, though!

2. No sugar or chocolate before the exam!

You should instead go for foods that slowly and gradually raise your blood sugar levels, such as fruits, whole-wheat bread, milk. and milk products if you want to increase your success and keep your blood sugar levels under control.

3. Fish helps a lot with concentration!

Fish strengthens one's memory thanks to Omega-3. It plays a great role in learning and concentration.

4. Fast food is also a no-no.

Fast food is pretty poor in fiber and is full of fat and sugar.

As they are difficult to digest but rich in sugar, you will feel hungry quickly again.

When you feel hunger quickly, your blood sugar levels also drop quickly, which causes problems with concentration.

5. Try to avoid eating out.

You shouldn't consume food from the places you don't trust completely to avoid food poisoning before your exam.

6. Unfortunately, you should also steer clear from coffee.

You should prefer herbal teas over coffee, tea and coke as these cause health problems including restlessness, tachycardia, and sleeping disorders.

7. Try to go for light food.

You should go for balanced and light food the day before your exam instead of very fatty and heavy meals.

8. Have snacks regularly.

While you are studying for an exam, you have to rely on snacks regularly in order to avoid low blood sugar.

An ideal snack could be as easy as putting some cheese and tomatoes on a whole-wheat bread slice.

9. Vitamin E against stress!

Consuming vitamin E during exam periods decreases stress.

Zinc, which plays a role in different cognitive and brain functions, is also an antioxidant. Milk, chicken, eggs, fish and fatty seeds are rich in zinc, which should be consumed regularly.

10. You should also boost your immune system.

You have to increase your vegetable and fruit consumption because these guys are the best vitamin and mineral source you can ever find.

11. A handful everyday!

Dried fruits and nuts help boost your memory.

Walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, and almonds are rich in vitamin E and are helpful against forgetfulness thanks to the fatty acids they contain.

12. You can solve problems easier by eating grapes!

Grapes and grape juice increase dopamine release, which helps us in finding solutions more effectively once faced with a problem.

13. In order to sleep like a baby the night before the exam...

Lack of sleep will manifest itself in forms of fatigue and other unwanted symptoms.

Having a glass of lukewarm milk 1-2 hours before you go to bed will make it easier for you to fall asleep.

2016.12.01 / 13:48
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