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When you are getting ready for an exam, more factors than just studying can influence the outcome. It can be tempting to snack on junk food while you are powering through study sessions, but empty carbs and saturated fats won’t help your score. Use these seven brain energizing foods to stay healthy and have the brain power you need to excel on the exam. Not only are these foods good for you, they are also delicious.

1) Avocados

Avocados have a myriad of health benefits. They are full of the good kinds of fat that help your brain. They also fill you up and help keep blood sugar down. Guacamole always makes an excellent study snack. However, if you are hungry for something sweet, try these recipes for non-traditional treats all baked with avocado as an ingredient.

2) Eggs

People have long been wary of eggs, especially the yolks for raising cholesterol. It turns out they don’t affect cholesterol in healthy adults and the yolk contains the majority of the powerful nutrients. Have scrambled eggs for breakfast, or keep hard boiled eggs around for an easy snack or salad topping.

3) Kale

Kale is packed with vitamin K and manganese.  According to Medical Daily, these nutrients are essential to brain health and help you feel focused and refreshed. Try roasted kale chips instead of potato chips.

4) Beets

Shape Magazine points out that studies have found that the nitrates found in beets increase blood flow to the brain. Increased blood flow to the brain leads to improved brain function. Try the delicious combo of beets chips and sweet potato chips, or drink some beet juice for a quick boost.

5) Seeds

Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are a delicious salty snack that offer a variety of brain and health benefits. NaturalOn points out that Omega-3 fatty acids found in these seeds keep your brain healthy. Protein keeps you energized. Tryptophan releases serotonin, a brain chemical that fights anxiety. These little seeds also contain plenty of Zinc, which is well known for fighting viruses and for improving memory. This handy snack packs a powerful combination of benefits that will help you feel ready for the exam.

6) Poultry

L-tryosine is an amino acid in poultry. This amino acid encourages the brain to produce dopamine, which helps with memory and alertness. The next time you need a snack full of protein Snack Nation suggests Turkey Jerky.

7) Blueberries

Blueberries are delicious on their own, on cereal or in a smoothie. This superfood is known for its abundance of antioxidants which promote brain health. It’s not hard to enjoy a handful of blueberries everyday.

Power Foods

Choose what you eat carefully. Eating these power foods can take care of your brain and your body so that you feel alert and focused on exam day.


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