Super Charge for Your Exams with These Super Foods
June 12, 2015
Super Charge For Your Exams With These Super Foods
Eat in Season
One of the best parts of summer is the very wide availability of a whole host of super foods that are in season and at their best. In the lead-up to exams, move away from processed foods and eat food that is fresh and in season where possible.
Have a Berry Boost
Give your body a boost and and improve your diet with fresh, mixed berries. Blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and strawberries are full of powerful antioxidants and these help to prevent tissue damage. They also reduce the risks of many illnesses. They are a source of Vitamin C which is said to improve mental agility. It has even been said that blueberries may be effective in delaying short term memory loss.
Salads are Super
Salads are particularly powerful when it comes to exam time. Gather some nutrition-filled salad leaves and have them with tomatoes and you are giving yourself and immediate dietary edge. Add them to your meals right now. Tomatoes contain lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant.
Energy Giving Oats and Eggs
You need to think about foods that are energy-giving and two important ones are oats and eggs. Eggs include choline, which is a nutrient that is said to help with cognitive performance and boost memory.
Sage for Success
It’s not widely known but sage has a great reputation for enhancing memory and by adding a little fresh sage to your everyday diet you may experience health benefits.
Oily Fish for Omega-3
Oily fish is a great source of Omega-3 which is an essential fatty-acid. This comes with a lot of health benefits including improved brain function. If you prefer an alternative source, try the vegetarian option of flaxseeds which are also a great source of Omega-3.
Seeds for Success
If you want a healthy snack then don’t forget seeds. Stock up on pumpkin seeds or walnuts and add them to your diet as they are a great source of Vitamin E and also zinc and they have a strong impact on the brain. Just a handful is enough to give you your recommended daily amount of zinc for good memory and thinking skills.
Broccoli for Brainpower
Broccoli can be added to many recipes and is another good go-to food for those doing exams. It is a really great source of Vitamin K. This is said to help with cognitive function and also boost brainpower.
A great source of Vitamin E can be found in nuts and this is said to be good to prevent cognitive decline. Other great sources of Vitamin E are brown rice, olives, asparagus and green vegetables. All year around and especially at exam time our bodies need energy to help us to concentrate. It is important to choose foods with a low GI count which releases glucose slowly in to our bloodstreams. When making a choice, go for good granary brown bread and choose brown pasta over white pasta.
All these foods will help with your general health and help you to stay mentally alert throughout exam season.