HEALTHY SNACKS FOR STUDENTS
Check out these amazing power-foods for students.
Skip the chips and choose any of the healthy brain boosters below to power a productive study session. Happy snacking!
Compounds in blueberries known as flavonoids may improve memory, learning and general cognitive function—and could slow age-related decline in mental function.
Freeze blueberries in the summer to enjoy fresh, brain boosting smoothies and blueberry muffins gear round.
Though avocados have fat, it's the good-for-you, monounsaturated fat that contributes to healthy blood flow.
Try adding half an avocado to your usual sandwich or salad to increase its healthy impact and add creamy flavor.
The primary fuel for your brain is glucose, which comes from carbohydrates such as oats. Since your body breaks down the carbs in whole-grain oats very slowly, oatmeal keeps you sharp for several hours.
Mix oats, milk, raisins and cinnamon in a bow! and set in the refrigerator at night, you'll have a satisfying breakfast in the morning and still get out the door quickly.
Many types of nuts such as almonds, pistachios, and walnuts contain high levels of essential fatty acids that help your brain to perform optimally.
Buy nuts at the bulk section of your local health food store and split them into snack bags to save money and make a highly-portable healthy snack.
Salmon is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids which are critical for brain function. Omega-3s also contain anti-inflammatory substances.
Smoked salmon makes a great pre-study snack with crackers and low-fat cream cheese.
A study found that consumption of a cocoa drink rich in flavones (a key ingredient of dark chocolate) boosts blood flow to keg areas of the brain for 2-3 hours.
Bring a small piece of dark chocolate to the afternoon class that always makes your eyelids heavy to give yourself a mental lift.
FRESHLY BREWED TEA
Natural ingredients such as the amino acid E-thiamine found in a cup of tea can improve brain power and increase alertness.
A cup of tea can give the lift you need to finish that last hour of writing a paper. Consider green or black tea if you want an extra boost with caffeine, or herbal teas if you’d prefer caffeine-free.