Top 5 Snacks For Your Next Study Session
- Drew Poplin
Do you see the woman in the photo above, munching on her pencil? Have you ever felt like her while studying? Stressed? Annoyed? Hungry? Well, put the pencil down because there are better study snacks than a yellow “No.2” to munch on. Today I’ll be sharing five of them with you now!
While walnuts are considered the best nut for brain health, other variations such as almonds, macadamias, and pistachios also offer plenty of benefits to your mental well-being. Peanuts are a fantastic choice if you want to add some protein to your diet in a tasty way. My suggestion is to get a spoonful of peanut butter for the next time you’re pulling a late night.
Do you know what pairs (pears?) well with peanut butter? Apples and Bananas! This brings us to our next smart snack, fruit. Fruit is packed full of natural sugars to give you an energy boost. If you want to have some fun with it, I might suggest either a varied fruit salad or a delicious smoothie.
If you want to keep your mind sharp, why not go for a sharp slice of cheddar? A recent study by Iowa State University found that cheese is overwhelmingly one of the best foods you can eat to combat cognitive decline. For my money, its best asset is that it highlights the flavors of some of the other snacks on our list, such as nuts and fruit.
Whether paired with another snack or consumed by itself, I would argue that if it’s good enough for a certain clever cartoon mouse, it’s good enough for me.
Equally tasty as they are versatile, eggs are not just a stable of breakfast meals everywhere, they are bonafide heavyweights in terms of the number of health benefits they possess. It has been said that a single egg, depending on how it is cooked, has 6g of protein. For reference, a slice of turkey (1oz) is estimated to have 8g of protein. They also have fewer than 100 calories. Eggs – no longer just for the birds.
“Finally! The excuse I needed to eat chocolate!” Well, while I wouldn’t suggest you go munching down on chocolate bars like there’s no tomorrow, recent studies show that dark chocolate, in moderation, is actually good for you! According to a study by Loma Linda University, dark chocolate has positive effects on stress, memory, inflammation, and more. So next time you’re studying for a big test, and are at your breaking point, maybe take a page from Willy Wonka and have some chocolate. It might just do you some good!
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