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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Exam Preparation Tip No. 21

EAT HEALTHY, NUTRITIOUS FOOD AND DRINK WATER

Often students make the mistake of falling into unhealthy eating habits during exams. What you put into your body just as essential for your mind as the material you study. Without the correct nutrition you won’t perform as well as you would like to. When your mind is active, your brain consumes glucose - so you need to take in healthy foods so that your brain can produce more fuel for you. 

Eat a healthy, balanced breakfast the morning of the exam. Eat a breakfast that contains lean protein, vegetables, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. This can be spinach omelette with smoked salmon, whole wheat toast, and a banana. Do not eat cereal, because it won’t give you the energy that you need. If you really do not have enough time to make a big breakfast, rather eat something like oatmeal which is high in carbohydrates and fibre and slow-digesting.

Bring a snack to the exam location if you are permitted. A snack such as a whole-wheat peanut butter sandwich or a granola bar which is complex in carbohydrates and protein is good as it will boost your concentration. Almonds, fruit, and yogurt are also good choices.

Not only on the day that you write your exam is it important to eat healthy, but also the week before. Maintain a healthy diet filled with fruit and vegetables, and foods that will supply you with plenty of energy. Avoid eating junk food that will make you feel fatigued. 

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