Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Brain food!!

Brain Food: What to Eat When Revising

A common mistake many students make during this crucial period is to eat poorly and unhealthily. Junk food, lots of chocolate, energy drinks and crisps are often eaten in place of normal meals to “keep energy levels up”. However, this is not only harmful to your long-term health, but can also negatively affect your exam performance.

Here are some brain food recommendations during the most stressful period of your academic year...

Salmon (maga, budatha), sardines (kavallu) and mackerel (vanjiram, peddah-mottah) are amongst the healthiest types of fish because they contain lots of protein and omega 3, which is essential to keep a functioning brain working well.

Eggs are one of the most versatile foods on Planet Earth. Fried, boiled, poached or made sunny-side up, eggs are healthy and good brain food.  One egg contains many nutrients, antioxidants, 6g of protein and less than 100 calories (depending on how you cook it

Vegetables and fruit are also low in calories, delicious and can give you an energy boost when you are working away at revising, since they contain fructose and healthy sugars your body can convert into energy. Top snacking fruits: apples, bananas, avocadoes, berries.

peanut butter actually contains healthy fats and lots of protein per serving. This means that as a brain food , just a little can keep you full for a long time.

Coffee smell will make you feel more awake! And while drinking too much coffee is certainly bad for you, research has also shown that a few cups a day can actually be beneficial. Warning: do not overdose!

Healthy bodies do lead to healthy minds. And having a healthy mind will help you ace that crucial exam or paper.