#BackToSchool: Brain food to help your child study during exam time

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Eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated and paying attention to your overall nutrition is a great way to complement your study habits.

School holidays are officially over, and for most of you this means it’s time to get serious again  and start to study for those dreaded year end exams.

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To get you in the mood and to stop prolonging the agony of the books sucking life out of your entire being, we have come up with a list of fun snacks to help improve your brainpower.

These quick ideas can easily be made in those many hours spent gaping, at that too long chapter, in the way too long textbook.

Here is our top five brain foods:

Fish:

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Fish has high concentrations of Omega-3 fatty acids.

These fatty acids are essential to proper neural function.

Most of our brain is made up of fatty tissue, so it makes sense eating fish and other foods high in fatty acids would help us focus more and learn how to study more efficiently.

Nuts:

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Go nuts!

Like fish, many types of nuts such as almonds, pistachios, and walnuts contain high levels of essential fatty acids that help your brain to perform optimally.

As an added benefit, nuts contain a good amount of iron and also provide oxygen to the brain, which increases your mental alertness and ability to retain information.

Since nuts are high in unsaturated fat, aka the “good” fat, and calories, they make great sources of energy as well.

Sounds like a perfect recipe for better grades!

Whole Grains:

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Whole grains can lead to enhanced memory function and even better grades.

Chow down on whole grain breads, crackers, and pasta while you study for a quick energy boost.

Cruciferous Vegetables:

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In case you’re a bit rusty on your vocabulary, “cruciferous” vegetables make up a family of vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and bok choy.

These types of vegetables have the most positive effect on memory retention, meaning they are the most likely to help you achieve better grades.

Eating these vegetables raw is the best way to get the optimal nutritional benefit, since cooking them often cooks out the nutrients your body and your brain need most.

Apples:

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Apparently, an apple a day not only keeps the doctor away, but can also help you improve your study habits and academic performance as well.

The peel of the apple includes a powerful antioxidant called quercetin that enhances memory function.

Combine your daily apple with a plan for how to study effectively, and you can look forward to receiving better grades on your next report card.

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Zianne Leibrandt

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