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Food for the young minds

Being young, is a blessing as you have plenty of time and energy for yourself. Energy if properly utilized and time if properly managed might prove to be a great boon and might help you to reach great heights in your career. And its totally upon us how we use these resources efficiently to get the best out of it.

It is important to note that along with that, you need to keep a healthy routine for your working of your master-plan, it’s a word ‘discipline’ which might sum up all. Google says, “it’s the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience”,

Well we have seen instances when people apply this word seriously, and they climbed up their stair of success, and all there are many examples of people who ignored it, and fell in the pit of failure. So, the basic difference between success and failure is this discipline. If practised properly, this discipline could become a habit and will always have a 100% success rate in almost every sector, whether it is sports, career, music or any other field.

So, when talking about the word “healthy diet” what comes first in your mind? Is it pizza, burger or any of your favourite snacks? I guess the answer is no. For proper functioning of the body and mind, we need proper combinations of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, fats, energy etc.

So, this post is basically on what to eat and what not to, during your competitive exams, for good performances. There are many students who rely on junk food, and still expect their brain to give it’s best working.

Remember our brain is a powerful machine, which requires high quality fuels in terms of proper food for optimum performance.
The best diet routine which is the heathiest is the “Mediterranean diet”, which mainly comprises of lots of unprocessed fruits, seafood, eggs, dry-fruits and many more.

So here are few from the list, that might help you during your exam time.

1)Water : Our brain is made up of 73% water and it roughly uses 2% of it in memory, learning, attention and other processes. Water has many positive impacts on your brain, it improves concentration, increases energy and relieves fatigue, prevents cramps and sprains, natural headache remedy. Many researches have been conducted which proved that drinking water at regular intervals during exams leads to good grades.

So it’s time to flood your stomach.Drink 8 glasses of water daily.

2) Green tea: Not only good for health but also act as an antioxidant, for boosting your concentration. It is also an alternative for coffee.

3)Eggs: If you do not eat eggs, I feel sorry for you as it contains choline, which is like vitamin B. It also contains vitamin A, B5, B12, B2, B6, D, E, K and calcium, zinc and phosphorous as well. Our brain uses choline to make acetylcholine, which acts as a neurotransmitter that helps in maintain memory and communication among brain cells, which will help you get smarter.

4)Vegetables: Try eating green leafy vegetables as much as possible, as it is enriched with Vitamin K and nitrates. It is one of the vital nutrients for the formation of new neuropathways. It helps in better learning.

5)Dry fruits:
Walnuts: antidepressant effect, develop neurotransmitters. Boost anti-inflammatory activities in brain. Helps in faster processing and information storing processes of brain.
Almonds: Increase attention, enhance problem solving skills, improves memory.
Cashews: improves memory, prevent age-related memory loss, and is rich in iron and zinc.
Pistachios: Rich in the antioxidant gamma-tocopherol, good source of vitamin B6, prevent inflammation in brain and helps in lifting your mood.
Hazelnuts: Reduces risk of dementia, rich in vitamin E.

6)Yoghurt: Yoghurt contains billions of pro-biotics that helps in replacing bad bacteria in the gut. Although it doesn’t have much effect on brain, but it helps in fixing body problems.

7)Fish: They are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and are important for making neural pathways

8)Fruits: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Try including fruits that are rich in vitamins in your daily diets as much as possible.

9) Dark chocolate: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt”. Chocolate helps in reducing stress, improves problem solving skills, improves memory and focus and blood flow to the brain.

Its already been enough on what to eat, now let’s focus on how to eat.
1)Don’t miss your food.
2)Keep yourself hydrated all the time.
3)Eat light meals regularly.
4)Check for your daily diet plan, and see what food suits your appetite the most.
5)Avoid eating junk food.
6)Chew your food as much as possible.

Keeping a healthy diet is as much necessary as studying during your exams. We hope this post will help you for your exams. Till then, stay connected with Winuall for further posts, and best of luck for your exams.

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