Choosing the Best Diet to Help You Focus on Studies
Did you know that what you eat can go a long way in helping your memory and consequently improving your grades? Research done by nutrition experts has revealed that changing your diet can make a huge difference in your academic performance.
While most students in York University residence are used to feeding on junk, there are a lot of great options that will boost your brain health and hopefully raise your grades. Here are a few dietary changes we would recommend.
1. Don’t take too much caffeine
The beauty of caffeine is that it helps boost cardiovascular health and is a great potent antioxidant. However, caffeine is an addictive substance and as such, you may end up building a tolerance. This substance is also said to contribute to increased blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar is high, you tend to lose focus and energy.
In some people, caffeine is said to increase the levels of stress hormone and make them anxious. Most retailers in York University housing facilities sell coffee and soft drinks or energy drinks that contain caffeine so be on the lookout. In fact, the best practice is to avoid taking caffeine past 2pm.
2. Choose healthy snacks
When choosing what to snack on during the day, especially in the middle of classes, go for options that are healthy such as berries and nuts. Blueberries have great antioxidant properties which help to promote brain health. You can look for frozen berries at the retail stores and buy them in advance. Avoid nuts that have been coated with artificial flavors because they have added sugars salts and oils which makes them unhealthy.
3. Combine wholegrain foods with protein
A combination of wholegrain foods and protein works magic for any student. These food components work by improving your concentration and mood. If you are living in apartments near York University, look for a retailer that sells grains in bulk which you can buy with your roommates and share the cost to save money. Look for the affordable wholegrains such as oats and buckwheat which are equally healthy.
4. Choose foods with lots of colors
The best way to know that you’re getting enough vitamins is to look at the different colors on your plate. Most students can’t afford supplements because they are too expensive. In fact, it’s better to get all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals from food. For instance, instead of taking vitamin C supplements, take an orange every day and you’re assured of other minerals which you can’t get in a tablet.
5. Watch your water intake
Water can go a long way in improving your productivity and performance in school. It’s time to watch your intake. Drink enough water to keep your body hydrated. We would suggest carrying a bottle of water to class or whenever you leave your room to prevent dehydration.
Most importantly, avoid skipping meals. Eat often so that you can keep your blood sugar balanced. Your brain needs fuel in the form of healthy food in order to perform.
You can always find healthy food in your fully amenitized accommodation near York University.