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15 brain-boosting food that kids should eat during exam week

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aregee, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Certain food can help children study better to up their chances of getting higher marks. Whether you’re a Tiger parent or laid-back, adding some healthy (and delicious) mental aides, a.k.a brain food for kids for exam week, certainly won’t hurt!

    We’ve rounded up 15 of the best ingredients and food to include in your family’s meal plan. Take a look!


    Do you want to find the best brain food for kids for exam week? Check out our list of brain-boosting food that can help your child ace their exams.

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    Dark Chocolate
    Please or Register to view links has been clinically proven to increase blood flow to the brain, lower blood pressure, Please or Register to view links (thanks to a bit of caffeine), reduce the risk of stroke and boost the production of antioxidants in the body. What’s more, it helps release hormones that make you feel happy—which, along with the delicious sweet taste, perks up a tired student.


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    Peanut Butter
    When everyone is frazzled, tired, and trying to cram, preparing breakfast and baon can be too much. On these difficult days, consider packing peanut butter sandwiches. Peanut butter is Please or Register to view links that keep children fuller longer—which is great for actual exam day.

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    Olive Oil
    Consider cooking your dishes with olive oil for exam week. This oil is said to have brain-enhancing effects that slow down mental aging thanks to its richness in Please or Register to view links. Put it in a favorite Please or Register to view links or use it to cook your kids' favorite dishes for that week.


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    Oily Fish
    The oiliest fish (salmon, mackerel, and sardines) Please or Register to view links and lots of protein that boost brain function. You can grill some salmon with olive oil or poach it in milk then serve it with brown rice for a hearty meal. Spanish sardines from a can are a great snack with bread or ©râckers too!

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    Spinach
    Make some Please or Register to view links or an Please or Register to view links for breakfast. This leafy green veggie has been proven to help protect against cognitive decline, thanks to its abundance in lutein. Please or Register to view links found that those who consume a lutein-rich diet tend to have "better marks on a wide range of cognitive measures, including executive function, language, learning, and memory."

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    Avocados
    Just like olive oil, avocados are Please or Register to view linksthat increase blood flow to the brain and promote mental health. Prepare this brain food for kids for exam week with Please or Register to view links or Please or Register to view links to go with some unsalted nacho chips for review snacking.

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    Blueberries

    Considered one of the most powerful brain foods, blueberries are Please or Register to view links to protect the brain from free radicals and enhance learning and muscle function. You can get them fresh in some Please or Register to view links or consider making a light cheesecake with this topping as a dessert.

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    Garlic

    Garlic is found to Please or Register to view links Try making garlic toast by pressing fresh, crushed, and chopped garlic to bread for kids to snack on. You can also make Please or Register to view links as a hearty meal during exam week.

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    Eggs

    Please or Register to view links, which is an essential human nutrient for developing brains and increasing memory. Prepare your family’s favorite egg dish for breakfast so they get a hearty meal full of protein that won’t make them sluggish.

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    Yogurt

    Consider giving kids their yogurt drinks during exam week, mommies. Yogurt's good stomach bacteria can help the brain Please or Register to view links and Please or Register to view links. For the nervous kids out there, yogurt may help calm tummies and help them work better.

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    Water

    When kids don’t get enough water, Please or Register to view links Monitor your kids’ water intake so they don’t forget their required number of glasses and end up tired and sluggish.

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    Dried Fruit

    This brain food for kids for exam week is good as in-between snacks during study sessions and as a pre-exam energy boost when your kids are too nervous to eat a big meal. Dried fruit tastes great and is Please or Register to view links, which means your kids can work longer with this snack. Prepare a baggie filled with dried strawberries, bananas, apples, and mangoes Please or Register to view links. You can also buy some from the store—but make sure it has low sugar content.

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    Cashew Nuts

    If your kids aren’t fans of sweet snacks, prepare a baggie of slightly salted cashew nuts. Cashews Please or Register to view links which is great for recalling and delaying forgetfulness—great for those Chemistry and kabisera tests (remember the ones that asked us to name the capitals of provinces?)!

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    Whole Grains

    Include brown rice, wheat bread, and whole grain cereal into your magic list of brain food for kids for exam week. These Please or Register to view links than other carbohydrate sources. This means your kids can work longer without getting too tired.

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    Warm Milk

    Kids may be too nervous to sleep the night before exams. Help them get enough rest by drinking a warm glass of milk. It contains calcium (that Please or Register to view links) and proteins that can help keep them full throughout the night Please or Register to view links that leads to waking up feeling refreshed in the morning.

     
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