A Healthy Snack

Sarah Smith , Feature Editor

Studying can be some hard work, and what does the body need when it has been working hard? A nice little snack will always do the trick.  There are some delicious sugary treats and then there are some foods that are not so tasty but are better for the brain.

There are some interesting options that could help students perform better. Campus Talk Blog published a list of top ten foods to help a person study. This list includes fish, nuts, whole grains, apples, cruciferous vegetables, dark chocolate, spinach, berries, legumes, and onions.

This list contains some pretty weird foods, like what is a legume or a cruciferous vegetable? Legumes are dry fruits that contain a shed or a pod. An example of a legume are peas, beans, and peanuts. A cruciferous vegetable is a long list of vegetables such as broccoli, kale, radish, and turnips.

These types of foods do not really sound like the ideal kind of snack. But they are a healthy alternative to sugar filled foods. Nuts such as walnuts and pistachios are full of fatty acids that help a brain perform nicely. Apple peels have important antioxidants called quercetin this helps improve memory function. Finally a sweet treat such as dark chocolate can help the brain by increasing blood flow. By Increasing blood flow a person’s alertness and clarity will become better.

Eating a healthy snack can help improve students grades. However an even better way to have long lasting results is to eat balanced meals. By eating right all the time students can find themselves more alert and energized while studying. This can then help students improve their grades and study habits.





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