You’ve been studying for some hours and you’re slowly craving for snacks? Who does not know this feeling. But what foods should you eat to ensure that can focus optimally and to maintain your concentration? In this article, I’ll give you my top 5 brainfoods that I like to eat while studying!
In addition to omega-3 fats, nuts also provide vitamin B and minerals such as magnesium and potassium. Fats are not only a good source of energy but also important for brain function. They help with lack of concentration and are also good against sleep disorders. For this reason, nuts are a favourite of mine when eating snacks while studying! Basically you can eat all kinds of nuts, I love unsalted cashews!
Do you have a sweet tooth? Instead of grabbing chocolate or other sweets, dried fruit are a great and delicious alternative! When we are stressed, our mineral and vitamin requirements increase and dry fruits are optimal to cover these! Although chocolate or other sweets can help to increase concentration for a short time, the level of glucose and thus your concentration will drop pretty fast afterwards. Dried fruits, in contrast, help to keep the glucose level constant so you can concentrate longer!
Oats contain essential amino acids as well as B vitamins and minerals like magnesium. In addition, they are a great source of energy are great for a lasting feeling of satiation, which is always an advantage when studying. As a larger snack, I like to cook oatmeal with water or milk and add fruits and nuts. In addition, you can spice it up with a spoonful of protein powder or jam. Done is a snack that will fill you up for a long time and help you to maintain your concentration!
There’s a reason the well known trail mix contains raisins! Unfortunately, raisins contain up to 75% sugar, which is why I tend to consume them in small quantities. Apart from that, they contain a lot of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. Due to the high amount of fructose raisins are great for quickly providing energy and giving your concentration a short boost!
Pumpkin seeds contain many omega-3 fatsas well as vitamins and minerals. Particularly noteworthy is the high iron content and this is important for our brains! Iron deficiency can lead to fatigue and lack of concentration, both things we want to avoid. Apart from that, pumpkin seeds taste great and make a great addition to the oatmeal recipe described above!
What snacks do you eat while studying? What are your top brainfoods? Let me know in the comments!