Eat Smart for Finals!
It's officially finals time! We're at the last stretch of
our semester, but for most of us, the hardest part of our semester. I don't
know whose idea it was to make the hardest part of our year the part where we
are all mentally exhausted, but we just need to man up and get it done.
finals on the brain, I know it is hard to even think about anything but the
upcoming finals looming over our heads, but it is crucial
to be eating smart during finals to increase your brain function as much as
possible. One of the most important things to do is make sure you are eating
breakfast. We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal, blah
blah... BUT IT REALLY IS! Make sure you are getting a mixture of fiber,
protein, fruits and veggies during breakfast instead of a donut or muffin to
make sure you are fully energized and ready to tackle that stack of note cards
you need to make.
Is your stomach grumbling for a snack? Grab a banana or any
fruit for that matter. Fruits are ranked
one of the best foods you can eat for your brain. So forget the Ben and Jerry's
or bag of chips and opt for a fruit instead. Maybe one of the most important
tips, STAY HYDRATED! Water is obviously your best option, but I know that
during finals the only thing people want to consume are Redbull's and coffee.
If that is the route your taking, then just make sure you are taking in
moderate amounts to reduce jitters and make sure you don't crash when you need
to be studying the most. Happy end of the semester and good luck studying!