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Eating for Exams

With the imminent arrival of exam time, you may find yourself having late nights, missing meals, searching for those quick food fixes as well as the ultimate quick sugar fix.  These strategies may seem like the only way, but will find eventually find you more stressed and unable to focus. In order to guarantee your brain is ready for the absorption of the mass information overload that is exam time, try embarking on the food for brain diet.   

Eating well can be a challenge, and steering yourself away from the books for too long can prove difficult.  However, eating a balanced diet in combination with exercise and adequate sleep can help you stay focused and help ward off illnesses.

Whole and real foods are naturally and conveniently packaged with the all-important nutrients needed for brain success.  Go for gold with the combination of protein, carbohydrate and a healthy fat in every meal.

Eat Your Way to Exams


Embrace the age old cliché and make your breakfast the most important meal of your day.  This is the meal that gets you going in the morning, deters you from those sugar cravings and supports your energy levels.


During revision time, avoid the hunger pains and snack regularly.  Snacks are a very important part of exam revision time, but what you choose as snack food will ultimately influence your ability to concentrate, focus and perform.

Avoid the packaged, high sugar, high salt snacks.  Instead opt for snacks that will sustain you and provide you with the nutrients needed to positively feed your brain.


For lunchtime, it is a good idea to consume foods that are of low glycamic index (GI) in order to keep you fuller for longer.  Low GI foods will also have a slower effect on your blood sugar spikes, keeping your mood and stress levels balanced.


Finish off the day with meals that are prepared with a combination of potent nutrients.
Studies have shown that iron plays a very important role in cognitive function and IQ levels.  This is because a component of iron called haemoglobin supplies oxygen to the brain.  Therefore, if you are deficient in iron, you will have low haemoglobin levels.

Iron also plays an important role in the transmission of signals within the brain. 

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