You’ve spent all night cramming for your test, and just as you leave for class in the morning, your stomach grumbles, reminding you that it’s time for breakfast. So what do you choose? Perhaps it’s a pack of crackers from a vending machine, or maybe a quick bite of your roommate’s leftovers will do the trick. Don’t just settle for convenience food before a big exam. There are several brain foods out there that will increase your chance of getting that much-needed “A.”
Here’s a list of foods that will keep both your stomach and brain satisfied:
Blueberries: Whether in your oatmeal or yogurt, blueberries are one of the best brain foods. Studies have shown blueberries to improve motor skills in lab rats while also possibly reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Dark chocolate: Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? Loaded with antioxidants and the right amount of caffeine, chocolate can do more than satisfy your cravings. Plus, it will give you a serotonin boost, which will not only leave you feeling happy, but also confident about your test.
Eggs: They’re loaded with the right kind of fat and protein to keep your brain in go-mode even beyond the exam. Save time in the morning by mixing them in a bowl and zapping them in the microwave.
Coffee: Not only does it give you an energy boost, but that good ‘ol cup of joe is shown to improve short-term memory capabilities. Keep it to one cup though, you don’t want to make yourself jittery, or, even worse, crash in the middle of the test.
Salmon: Even though you probably don’t crave fish in the mornings, salmon offers brain benefits that mustn’t be overlooked. They contain omega-3 fatty acids which are imperative for building brain tissue. Not to mention, they can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s while slowing down the rate of cognitive declination.
Via Yahoo Health
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