Eat Smart to stay healthy during exam time!
Smart Foods and Tips for good Grades!
Exam season is always a hectic season for everyone involved-the kids, parents, and even the teachers! But the most stressed out could be the parents because long studying hours mean skewed diet and ultimately ill-health of children! Don’t worry, we are here with some suggestions, the one that will help your little one fly and score high!
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The foods which you should eat when you are studying for exams?
Do you remember the saying, ‘you are what you eat’? So if you feed on easily available junk food, then your brain will perform poorly.
⦁ High-protein foods like lean meat, fish, eggs, dairy, pulses, sprouts, nuts etc
⦁ Fruits and vegetables.
⦁ Whole grains like oats, brown rice, and quinoa among others
⦁ Nuts and seeds
⦁ Ample amount water
Foods which are good for memory?
Whole eggs (especially the yellow or yolk), green leafy veggies and colorful fruits, the pink of salmon, and the earthy colors from nuts and seeds! How these foods provide every nutrient: vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants, healthy carbs, even water! These act as brain foods for memory.
Smart exam time diet tips for great grades!
1. Eat smaller, frequent meals: Small meals will provide a steady supply of energy to the exam fatigued brain. If you feed yourself a large meal, then you will experience a dip in energy and also the alertness to study for hours on end.
2. Have a healthy breakfast: We do suggest small meals to be eaten up frequently but breakfast doesn’t come in that list the periods of study and even rigorous periods of writing the exam. Hence, a combination breakfast of whole grains and protein will do the trick.
3. Snacks are also very important: It is best to steer clear of high fat and high sugar snacks. This will help in maintaining a stable blood sugar.
4. Water can be your best friend
How do you feel when you are thirsty? You might be irritable, restless, and can’t concentrate. Now, these aren’t the virtues you would want in a student preparing for exams. It is important to stay hydrated. Ideally drinking 1.5 litres of water a day is recommended. Coconut water, buttermilk, milky drinks, some special tea like chamomile tea can not only help meet the recommended fluid intake, but also help in providing nutrients and provide a sense of calm
5. Coffee and exams: It seems like a coffee is a favourite answer to ‘how to avoid sleep during exams’ however, it is not recommended for students. Instead, if coffee is drunk during the morning and that too in moderate amounts can actually help in alertness and not cause issues with sleep deprivation. Also, remember that too much tea or coffee can cause heartburn and acidity.
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