Improving your study session by memorizing better and improving your concentration because of eating food? That sounds too good to be true! But studies have actually proven that some food can improve your memory and concentration! In this article, I will tell you about the best brain food and snacks to remember new study material quicker and staying concentrated longer.
Starting good! Eating chocolate is always good, but now you have an excuse as well. Eating (70%+ cacao) dark chocolate is actually healthy; it boosts your brain memory, and control memory and reduces the brain being fatigue.
Coffee – caffeine
Coffee is probably not an unusual consumption for most students and adults in general. Although you should not drink too much coffee (up to 400 milligram of caffeine, which is about 3 a 4 cup of coffees a day), a few cups a day is actually healthy. Caffeine, as multiple studies have shown, increases your alertness, sharpens your concentration and of course, you feel less tired while studying. Tea can also be good for this.
Fruit: berries and oranges
That fruit is healthy because of all the vitamins, is probably not something surprising for people. But it is also a very good study snack; it increases your energy because of the fruit sugar, it improves your memory and delays short-term memory loss. This is especially the case for strawberries, blueberries, rasberries, oranges and grapefruits.
Vegetables: broccoli, carrots and tomatoes
Just as fruit, it is probably not a surprise that certain vegetables are a very healthy study snack. Especially eating broccoli, carrots and tomatoes are good food to improve your study session. They have shown to improve your memory and improve your academic performance.
Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts
Nuts are the ideal snack. Simple and healthy, and also good for improving your concentration and memory while studying. Nuts are a good source of healthy fat, fiber and vitamins, improving several brain functions and your mood, as studies have shown.
Wholegrain products contains lots of slow carbohydrates and fiber, which gives you the energy you need during your study session. It also increases your brain energy, meaning that you are more alert and can concentrate better on your studying.
Lastly, besides eating (healthy) food, also exercising is should not be forgotten to improve both your physical and mental health. Exercising on a regular basis, also improves your concentration, mood and memory while studying as you feel more energized and fit during your study session.