It’s that time of the year again... *sigh* Tiring our brains out from memorizing flashcard after flashcard. Studying topics from every subject in school until our minds can’t take it anymore! How do we prepare our bodies for these final exams? Yes, we must study, but it is not just studying that helps us do the best we can on these tests. It is also what we eat, drink, and how ready our bodies are. Here are some ideas of what to eat before the big exam, whether it is in the morning, or afternoon, we have to be sure our bodies are energized and ready enough to tackle each question to the best of our ability.
For a morning exam, breakfast is even more important than it already is. A well-balanced breakfast is crucial for our brains to work 100% and help us do our best on the tests. A well-balanced breakfast includes protein. Especially when taking an exam, protein is super important. Eggs, meats, and whole grain toast are great energy givers and help us to stay focused and ready for the exam we are going to take. Vitimins and minerals which are loaded in fruits are also a very important nutrient for our bodies before a big exam. Fresh fruit is always best, and a glass of organic freshly squeezed orange juice will give you an extra boost of energy.
For an afternoon exam, protein, still, is key. Low-fat meats such as chicken and turkey are great options. Instead of red meat, which is loaded with fats, these white meats are filling, energy-packed, and great tasting. Also- these meats are healthy, and give us the energy we need to take our exams. A turkey sandwich on wheat bread always does the trick. With some lettuce, this sandwich is a great munch before your afternoon exam. A salad, too, is a great option. The range of salad options are endless. Try and go for the dark green lettuce instead of the light romaine lettuce. The darker the green, the healthier, and more beneficial to our bodies. Dark green lettuce is packed with vitamins and minerals. Romaine, or, light-green lettuce is indeed low in calories, but holds no nutritional value. You can add any vegetable in your fridge, slice it up, and mix it into your greens. Be careful when dressing your salad. Salad dressing that is store bought is often high in fat, sugars, sodium, and calories. Dressing made from home is a better option, and way healthier. Try mixing some extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette together. Then, add some spices, anything you have around the house such as garlic, oregano, etc. Mix it all together, then top your salad with this delicious and healthy dressing, and you won’t be dissapointed!
Good luck on your exams!