The Secret Recipe to Higher Test Scores
“You are what you eat.” Isn’t that what they say? Most of you have a new year’s resolution to eat healthier. It’s a difficult thing to do especially in February – I’m snacking on some Valentine’s chocolate as I write this.
But it is not impossible. Finding different motivations to eat healthier can make things easier. For example, did you know eating healthier could improve your grades and how you absorb information?
Your body and brain will function best when it has the proper nutrients. The brain uses 20% of glucose, 35% of vitamins/minerals, 40% of water, and 50% of fats in our bodies.
Eating foods with low carb/sugar will get you the best results. Having a chocolate bar will give you a “sugar rush,” but the “after effects” will be additional hunger and fatigue. This rapid decline of energy could lead to a migraine. Consuming foods such fruits/veggies, nuts, lean protein, and water will give your brain the fuel it needs.
Nuts have the essential fats and nutrients recommended. Studies have shown fruits such as apples and blueberries have shown an average increase of 7 points on a test. The reasoning is due to the high levels of acetylcholine which helps improve memory and reduce anxiety. Lean protein such as salmon contains a healthy fat similar to avocados. Omega-3 fatty acids will create more neural pathways in your brain allowing you think faster. Staying hydrated is crucial to refreshing your brain and body.
Your mind will be clear. Your stomach won’t be upset. And your body will be full.
A sweet shortcut to the secret but simple recipe for higher test scores.