Exam Snacks: Food to Fuel Your Brain while Studying Hard

November 6, 2019 Madison Sites

When it comes to studying, it’s important to remember to take breaks and fuel your body and mind while your work. Here’s a list of easy, quick snacks to eat when you’re hard-core studying:

  1. Peanut Butter

One of the best snacks you can eat. It contains healthy fats and protein to help keep you full and fuel your brain. You can eat it plain or on apples, celery, pretzels, crackers or anything else you can think of. The options are endless and tasty!

  1. Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are full of healthy fats that your body and brain need. Easy to stuff into a bag and transport, they can work as a quick protein boost.

  1. Greek Yogurt

Compared to regular yogurt, Greek yogurt has extra protein, which will help you stay full longer. For a fresh twist, get plain Greek yogurt, and add fresh fruit.

  1. Protein Shakes

A great thing to turn to when you are super hungry but don’t have time to stop studying for a real meal. Try to get ones with little to no added sugar.

  1. Hard-Boiled Egg

As random of a snack as this is, hard-boiled eggs are very convenient and healthy. They are the perfect snack when you need a boost.

  1. Trail Mix

If you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth and cravings for salt all at once trail mix is pretty much the perfect answer. But go easy on ones that contain dried fruit and excessive candy, the extra sugar and carbs will make you tired.

  1. Popcorn

A great snack to help you stay awake and alert while you are studying as it is not super filling, so you can eat a lot of it and not feel full or weighed down. To make it extra healthy, pop it in olive oil and stay away from excess butter.

The key thing to remember when choosing a studying snack is to stay away from excess sugar and carbs – they’ll make you lethargic and sleepy. The ideal studying snack is filled with protein and some healthy fats that will help give you a mental boost and satisfy your hunger. Happy studying… and snacking!

About the Author

Madison Sites is a student at Potomac State College of West Virginia University majoring in Biology.

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