Nutrition is very important when you are headed for examination times, but it is the first thing that takes a back seat to most students when they are fully engrossed in preparing for exams. Junk food, energy drinks, and other unhealthy eatables replace the healthy intakes, leading to bad health, lack of concentration and other disorders.
What most students may not know is that while such junk eatables are unhealthy for your gut, they also impact your performance in exams. According to BBC, healthy food during exams can improve your performance, especially a good and sumptuous breakfast.
Here’s a list of food items that should be taken during examinations:
1) Green leafy vegetables:
Spinach, fenugreek, broccoli are just some examples of green leafy vegetables, which are highly rich in Vitamins and anti-oxidants. Rich in Vitamin K, green vegetables are said to create pathways to the brain
2) Seasonal fruits:
Fruits are filled with vitamins, which help in making your brain cells energetic and more alert, thus enhancing your grasping power. Having a fruit as a snack during your exam preparations is an excellent way to fill your stomach and keep yourself healthy.
Pulses are rich in folic acid, which helps in clearing homocysteine from the body. Homocysteine is a non-proteinogenic α-amino acid, which causes cognitive decline. Thus, intake of pulses can ensure building cognitive power, helping you to learn and understand better.
Nuts are packed with fats, nutrients and the right amount of carbohydrates, which help you fill your belly during those spells of hunger when you are busy preparing for your exams. Nuts are considered as energy packets for quick fills. You can either eat your favorite types of nuts directly or can use them in dishes you love.
One egg a day is your source of vitamins, minerals, and required fats. Rich in Vitamin B12, eggs make an excellent source of energy food for you. Studies also suggest that eating eggs daily can reduce chances of getting heart diseases, cancer, fatigue, and make you feel full. Hence, eating eggs during your exams can satiate your hungry belly with right amounts of nutrition.
Yogurt or curd is filled with enormous amounts of good pro-bacteria that help in cleansing your gut. It helps in filling you up with energy and remove any bad bacteria from the gut that can have ill effects like nausea, poor stomach, etc. thus, keeping you healthy during your examination time.
With a right intake of healthy food and short breaks during long hours of studies, one can rejuvenate themselves in exam times.
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