Exams are quite literally around the corner and a healthy diet can mean the difference between too much energy and not enough energy.
We’ve picked the top 6 and a half things you should eat just before writing exams. Tuck in!
Nothing is as satisfying as a freshly poached egg sitting on a piece of warm, freshly buttered toast. Eggs are high in protein and don’t make you feel bloated which means you get the energy boost your body and brain needs without that need to take a nap afterwards. Poached, scrambled or boiled eggs with toast make a great breakfast just before your exams.
Fast, tasty and easy to make oats make an excellent breakfast. Their slow releasing carbohydrate properties make it the ideal food for students writing exams. What this means for you is that even in the exam your body will be able to fuel your brain without you feeling hungry or tired. Add some fresh fruit and nuts for bonus energy points.
Skip the coffee and head for the roses. Tea is filled with brain boosting nutrients that will keep you alert and ready to tackle any question Ms. Anderson wants to throw your way in Life Sciences. Avoid adding too much sugar to your tea though because sugar just makes you crash faster than you can recite the full contents of your average plant cell.
4. Breakfast smoothie
We’ve all been there, its exam day and you stayed up way too late and slept in. You’re in a mad scramble to get everything together before you head out but you don’t have time to make breakfast. In the corner of your eye you see the blender. Take a half cup of milk, a banana, half a glass of orange juice, a teaspoon of sugar, a handful of ice cubes and a sprig of mint. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, grab your bag and enjoy a healthy breakfast that took you under 5 minutes to make.
But pancakes aren’t healthy? When you use whole wheat flour they are. Substitute white flour for wholewheat and enjoy the tasty and healthy breakfast food that will keep you rolling all day long. Fill your pancakes with fresh fruit drizzled with honey and some yoghurt.
Plain fruit with yoghurt makes a refreshing breakfast especially in the hot summer! Bananas, strawberries, melon, apples and berries don’t just make your plate look amazing but make your body and mind feel ready to take on just about anything! The nutrients, natural sugars and fibre in fruit will keep you alert and able to think on your toe
You should be drinking at least 2 litres of water a day, and the best time to drink at least half a litre is first thing in the morning. Your body is in a state of dehydration after a whole night of sleeping and the fastest way to rectify that is to have a buddy sized bottle of water. The human body is strange and you should hydrate regularly because if you only drink water when you feel thirsty it’s a sure sign that your body is already a little bit dehydrated.
So there you have it, 6.5 foods that will insure you have the energy to see you through a day full of exams. Remember to avoid foods that contain processed carbohydrates (white flour) such as cakes, muffins and chocolate.
What foods get you ready to study? Let us know in the comments below.