5 Foods to Boost Your Brain Power

During finals week, you may be tempted to live off of what the vending machines offer in whatever building you’ve carved out a little study space inside of. But what if you used the calories you’re going to consume anyway to help you ace those exams? Here is a list of five foods that will help you boost your brain power and make finals week a little more bearable!

Wholegrains

Whole grains will supply your brain with a slower, more constant stream of glucose to keep it energized while putting in work. Don’t want to zone out during your group study session? Grab a snack like a small serving of brown rice. Trying not to fall asleep during the exam? Choose a breakfast that includes whole grain, whether that’s in the form of a wholegrain cereal or an English muffin.

Salmon

The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon aid in the high-speed processing of the brain. Our bodies can easily use the essential fatty acids present in oily fish like salmon and trout. The positive benefits don’t just stop at keeping brain fog at bay, the chemicals found in these fish can also help fight stress and increase production of serotonin.

Blueberries

Despite their size, blueberries are packed with good-for-you stuff like TONS of antioxidants which have been shown to provide a number of benefits when consumed. Blueberries also aid in the prevention of short term memory loss, so you’ll be less likely to blank during that big exam.

Kale

In some cases, kale and other leafy greens have been shown to help in the prevention of brain deterioration. They are also packed with vitamins A and K, meaning they help with inflammation and keeping strong bones as well as improving brainpower and cognitive function.

Broccoli

Similar to the leafy greens, broccoli is high in vitamin K which means more brainpower and higher cognitive function for you. Broccoli consumption can also slow the breakdown of certain neurotransmitters like acetylcholine. According to the BBC, Imbalanced acetylcholine levels are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Now that you know what to eat for more brain power, get out there and study. Good luck on finals everyone! Stay healthy and study hard.

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