Do you remember that age old saying which goes something like this – As you sow, so shall you reap! The meaning of this adage particularly holds true when it comes to your exams. And this just doesn’t mean that not studying will lead to poor grades. No. Having a poor diet or bingeing on the wrong snacks when you’re putting in those long hours into your books will have the very same effect on your report card. It’s okay if you don’t believe us. We have a study in store to prove our point.
According to a Korean study which was published in the journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, what you eat has a direct impact on your academic performance. It analyzed 75,000 students that were a part of middle and high school and found out that students who were having a healthy breakfast at least 5 days in a week scored much better in tests than those who didn’t.
Sadly, what it didn’t reveal though was what you should be munching on. But don’t worry. We’re going to spill the beans right here. Check out the list of foods you should be snacking on below –
This one is quite easy to make on your own. But if you’re feeling too lazy to do that, you can just call your local restaurant and have a plate of fresh salad delivered right to your home. Now while you may argue that avocados are bad because they have a high fat content, they are actually pretty good for your brain. These green fruits contain folate and Vitamin K, which help boost your brain power and even prevent blood clots in your brain. Besides, there are known to boost concentration and memory. Do you need more reason?
Just like a car needs fuel to go on, your body needs energy too to pull an all-nighter or even to sit in the exam hall and write two hours straight. Thankfully, energy comes in delicious forms and what better than a multigrain grilled cheese sandwich? Whole grains contain a good amount of glucose, which upon entering your bloodstream keeps your mind alert and helps you to focus. In fact, we suggest you make this your go-to breakfast.