by Shelley Bowers
If you’re like me, you need all the help you can get to make your study time as productive as possible. So, when I heard there are certain foods that can make my brain function better, I got excited.
After a mountain of research, I found that there are hundreds of foods that can help improve the brain and body’s ability to study–some help you concentrate better; some improve your memory; some stop you from feeling physically tired, and some even help you think more clearly. So, to save you the effort of researching them for yourself, I’ve picked out five of the best. You don’t need to eat these all in one meal—that would be pretty horrible—but you should try to get them into your diet on a regular basis.
Tip 1 Wholegrains–when you study your brain requires fuel in the form of glucose. You can provide that energy requirement by eating wholegrains. They release glucose slowly so you can study for longer periods. Eating wholegrain bread or adding wheat bran to your cereal is a good way to start the day. And, for dinner, a big bowl of wholewheat pasta should do the trick.
Tip 2 Pumpkin Seeds–these are the perfect choice for providing your daily requirement of zinc. This is essential for improving thinking and memory skills. The seeds also contain essential fatty acids, which are essential for healthy brain function.
Tip 3 Onions and Apples–I don’t advise eating these together, but getting them into your diet on a regular basis is essential if you want to study more effectively. Both are packed full of a powerful antioxidant called quercertin, which improves memory function, helping you to remember what you’re learning.
Tip 4 Broccoli–this really is a superfood! This lovely green vegetable should be your best friend when you’re studying. It contains lots of things to help your brain and body, but what we want is vitamin K. This amazing vitamin is known for improving brain power and cognitive function.
Tip 5 Legumes–protein is another great way to feed your brain the glucose it needs. So, eating protein rich beans, such as chickpeas, lentils, and kidney beans is a good idea. They also contain lots of folic acid, which is known to improve your ability to recall information.