Exams: Food for Thought

May 30, 2019 by Tiannah
Image With exams on the way and deadlines season in full swing, it can be easy to slip into unhealthy snacking habits. Research has shown that by encompassing these brain foods within your diet, you can really enhance your learning and brain power to get the most out of your studying, as well as boost your performance in exams.

Here are some of our favourites:

Walnuts

If you want to improve your memory and boost your thinking power, walnuts are a good snack to start with. They have the highest level of omega-3 fatty acids in all nuts and protect the brain, enhancing the functioning of neurotransmitters, and consequently improving memory and cognitive skills.

Blueberries

During revision, to give your brain a boost have a snack on half a cup of blueberries. Blueberries are great for keeping your memory sharp, perfect for revision and going into exams. Flavonoids, antioxidant compounds in blueberries, play a key role in improving memory, learning and cognitive functions by interacting directly with aging neurons.

Dark Chocolate

We all need a treat sometimes, and having something to work for, makes revision much more productive. Why not swap those unhealthy treats and snacks for dark chocolate? It still tastes good, but has lots of health benefits also. The antioxidants in dark chocolate are beneficial for your whole body, as well as your brain.

Green Tea

Fancy a cuppa whilst your revising? Why not opt for green tea instead? Studies have shown that green tea extract increases the brain’s electrical connectivity which enhancing cognitive functions. Drinking two or three cups a day will really boost your brain power and engage you in your revision.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes can be used in a wide range of meals as well as a snack on their own. This fruit is packed with nutrition and an antioxidant named lycopene that protects the brain from toxins, enhancing memory and concentration.

For more articles on good brian foods, why not visit the links below:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/10-foods-boost-your-brainpower

https://www.wessexscene.co.uk/lifestyle/2018/01/22/10-ultimate-brain-foods-for-revision/

https://www.thestudentfoodproject.com/post/study-snacks-for-exam-revision

 
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