So, test and exam season is getting closer and closer, and, as most of us know, studying is not all that there is to ensure academic success; what we eat can make one of the greatest differences and improvements. Here are some foods that can improve your brain powerom nom nom nom nom and gulp, gulp, gulp.
- Oily fish
Salmon, sardines and mackerel are amongst the healthiest types of fish. They contain lots of protein and omega 3; this is essential in keeping a brain working well. Fish is great brain food. It’s true!
Snack vibes: Canned sardines on whole-wheat bread; and you have a healthy, long-lasting meal of complex carbohydrates, vitamins and protein. Voila!
Eggs are pretty versatile. You can have them: fried, boiled, poached or made sunny-side up; regardless of how theyve been cooked, eggs are healthy and good brain food. Since were all students, theyre, also, pretty cheap, so, its easy and affordable to purchase tonnes of them, and just store them in the fridge (always check for the best before date, though).
Tip vibes: Having eggs for breakfast is a good habit to start having .One egg contains many nutrients, antioxidants, 6g of protein and less than 100 calories (frying will add some extra calories on, though).
- Vegetables & fruit
This is pretty self-explanatory; we all know that more vegetables and fruit provide much-needed minerals, ions, vitamins, liquids and also help relieve, unwanted Number 2 problems(preaching to the choir, here! Gaawsh, never again will I NOT eat a substantial amount of fruits and veggies). Vegetables and fruit are also low in calories, are delicious, contain fructose and healthy sugars that the body converts into energy.
Snack vibes: Apples, bananas, avocadoes, berriesanything, really.
- Peanut butter
Peanut butter is super-healthy, and contains healthy fats and lots of protein, per serving. That means that a little serving can keep you full for a long time. Another awesome thing about peanut butter is that it doesnt expire quickly, so you can keep it with you, in your room, in cupboards, for long periods of time.
Tip vibes: Peanut butter and porridge is a hefty meal for your brain, especially in the mornings, as breakfast. However, for me, its just too super-rich; so, I can only manage chowing a few spoonfuls, but, I know the brain is like Oh, Yeah!
Yeeeeah, coffee, is not really food, but, in my defence, I did say gulp, gulp, gulp in the introduction. Even though coffee has been vilified (I think its because of those who lack self-control, drink too much and ruin it for us), it is, actually, really good in giving you a boost and assisting with focus and alertness.
Indeed, a healthy body does look good, but it also leads to a healthy mind, and, test and exam season calls for super-healthy minds; be intentional about keeping your brains healthy, yo!