Tuesday, 6 October 2015

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

1. Bananas
Bananas are a great source of potassium, manganese, vitamin C and fibre, but did you know they can also enhance memory? Studies show eating bananas help students learn more efficiently and improve exam scores. They also contain vitamin B6, which promotes the production of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine to support concentration.


2. Caffeine (Low Quantities)
Love any excuse to take a coffee break? Great news. Caffeine, in small doses, can energise you and help you concentrate. If you’re not a coffee drinker opt for green tea, which also contains the L-theanine amino acid to keep you energised and alert.

3. beans
Chickpeas, kidney beans, and lentils contain high levels of protein to power the brain. Legumes of all varieties contain high concentrations of folic acid to improve information recall.

4. Chocolate
Dark chocolate offers a double-whammy, with antioxidant properties to combat cognitive decline, as well as the natural stimulant of caffeine to enhance focus. Chocolate can help improve memory, alertness and clarity by increasing blood flow to the brain. Not all chocolate is created equal though – the darker it is, the more benefits your brain will receive.

5. Popcorn?! Seriously…
Healthy whole grains like brown rice, whole grain bread, oatmeal and even popcorn contain fibres and vitamins that improve blood flow throughout the brain and help memory function. They also improve blood-sugar stability, which can curb study-interrupting cravings.

6. Destress with seeds

If all that studying has got you on edge, munch on some sunflower seeds. These magic kernels give your body a dose of soothing tryptophan – an amino acid that helps reduce stress and anxiety.

 

foods you should avoid as a student.

1. Caffeine (High quantity)
2. Salt
3. Sugar
4. Trans Fat
Avoid or limit the consumption of these foods to age-proof your brain at any age.

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