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Diet Tips for Students during Exams

Diet Tips for Students during Exams

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Your diet is one of the most neglected aspects during your exams. It has been observed that even students who usually eat healthy end up eating a lot of junk food and drink pots of coffee to stay awake and active but in turn it makes you more sleepy and lazy. Let's find out food habits and tips that will keep your mind and stomach happy while you study hard for exams:

  1. Start with a Healthy Breakfast: A healthy breakfast is the key to keep bowel in good condition. Eat your breakfast at 8-9 am and include fruits, Milk, grains etc in it. For example a bowl of porridge with milk and fruits can go well.

  2. Frequent but smaller meals: Your meals should be divided into 5 smaller portions. If you are starting with your breakfast at 8 , Plan your next snack at 11 , Then lunch at 1 or 2 PM , Tea and snacks by 4 PM  , Juice time by 6 and dinner by 8. End your day with a glass of warm milk to have that sound sleep which is required for better concentration.

  3. Make proteins your best friend: If your meal is rich in protein, you will feel full for a longer period of time which will keep you away from junk food and also will keep you active for your long sittings.

  4. Water is a yayyyy: Make sure that you drink ample litres of water in a day; on an average 2-3 litres are required for a human body. For this foal to be accomplished keep bottles filled all the time on your table and finish each of them every 2-3 hours.

  5. Avoid caffeine:  Too much of caffeine can ruin your digestive cycle and can cause bowel irritation and a lot bad than what you can think of. Instead go for green tea/ Infused Teas/ Or Fruit Juices.

  6. Go for Stress-Buster Foods: During stressful times like the exams, our body requires certain water-soluble vitamins like Vitamin B complex and C, minerals like zinc goes up. These help in the synthesis and functioning of adrenal hormones that basically are our stress-fighting hormones. Brown rice, nuts, eggs, fresh veggies and fruits can help.

  7. Don?t Miss on memory enhancer foods: Omega 3 fatty acids found mainly in fish are required to enhance brain function and memory. It is recommended that you have atleast two servings of fish per week. For restricting calories, they are best eaten grilled, shallow fried with very little oil or baked. If you do not eat fish or do not have access to good fish, add ground flax seeds (alsi), pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds (til), soyabean oil, canola oil to your diet. Omega 3 fatty acid supplements are also available. Also Almonds and walnuts add a good amount too.

  8. Say No to Junkies: Wait for your exams to get over for the junk cravings that you have. Instead ask your mom to cook your favourite meal at home. Not only home-made food is nutritious but also has least chances of your stomach getting upset.

  9. Exercise and Meditation is a must: Get a routine set on how many hours you need to study and how many hours you have for leisure activities. In your free time spend some time on Exercise and meditation, they keep you stress-free, enables you concentrate more on studies and perform better.  


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