What should you eat during the examination season?
Allison Candy, our Food Preparation
Starting your day off well
What should you eat to start your day off right?
Slow release carbohydrates are best for your
Stay hydrated - from the start
As you know, drinking water is highly beneficial. Start your day with a large glass of water!
Maintaining your energy levels
Ideally, we all need our five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but what else can give you the boost of energy you need during the exam season?
Peanut butter may be high in calories – but in this case, that's a good thing! It's packed with healthy fats and is high in protein - put some on wholemeal toast and you're good to go. If you don't like peanuts, there are a range of other natural nut
Marmite for many might be a no, but yes, marmite is one of the best food sources of thiamine (vitamin B1) and pyridoxine (vitamin B6). Both of these play a role in neurotransmitter production, which strengthens memory and cognition. If you struggle with the thought, just think of it as brain food.
Try and avoid processed food - these contain high levels of salt, sugar and bad fats! These aren't good for your energy levels or for your body in general.
Saving the best until last - dark chocolate. Studies have found that chocolate can reduce your blood pressure and keep your brain alert and focused due to the polyphenols in cocoa that
So in short, what should you eat?
Here are four tips for eating and drinking during exam time.
- Eat smaller, frequent meals
- Have a good, wholesome breakfast
- Water is your friend
- Avoid processed foods