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Brain Food

We all know that it’s difficult to manage healthy eating habits in a college atmosphere.  Sometimes you don’t have the time and sometimes you don’t have the energy to make the right choices.  There are a couple of different types of food that you can stock the pantry with that will help you stay healthy and also give your brain the boost you are looking for to ace your exams.

The following foods can each benefit you in their own special way, but generally speaking they can increase memory and focus, battle long-term memory problems (like Alzheimer’s) and increase blood flow to your body and brain.   These “brain foods” include regular recommended servings of: Fish, whole grains like oatmeal and brown rice, blueberries, leafy greens, beans, avocados, eggs, nuts, tea, and for the chocoholics among us … dark chocolate!

Remember that it’s always a good idea to have snacks handy for study sessions to keep your your energy levels up.  If you include snacks from at least two food groups (trail mix is a great example), then you are guaranteed to attain a more balanced and longer-lasting energy boost.  Have a great week and enjoy your healthy snacks!