That big exam is only a couple of days away, and you’re not sure if your brain can hold any more definitions or dates or formulas. You’re ready for a study break, and want to know if there’s something you can eat that will give your brain a boost. You’ve heard fish can improve your memory, but there has to be something else, right? Absolutely! Studies have shown that leafy green vegetables and foods rich in anthocyanin, quercetin, and folic acid may even help reduce memory loss. Here are my favorite memory-boosting foods, perfect for a quick snack while preparing for an exam. Yum!
Grab some fresh broccoli or cauliflower and dip it in some low-fat ranch. Crunchy and satisfying!
2. Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes
Make a salad with fresh baby spinach and cherry tomatoes with a little raspberry vinaigrette.
3. Blueberries, Blackberries, and Raspberries
Grab a handful of these three berries! Be prepared to floss after eating them, to get rid of the pesky little seeds.
4. Apples and Oranges
A delicious red apple or juicy orange will do the trick and make a quick snack while you’re on the go. Bring some for your study buddies, too!
Pop a bag of red, purple, or black grapes into the freezer, and about an hour, you’ll have a delicious treat!
Cherries can be kind of messy to eat, buy they make a sweet treat. If they’re not in season, try dried cherries instead.
Fuzzy and sweet and delicious! Again, if they’re not in season, dried apricots will work, too.
A nice grilled salmon, a basket of fish and chips, even a nice tuna sandwich. Any of these will help improve your memory before a big exam.
Steam an artichoke, then dip the sections in melted butter. So yummy! A great study break.
10. Whole-grain Cereal
A handful of Honey Nut Cheerios right out of the box, or a big bowl with icy cold milk and your biggest spoon. Not just a good study-break snack, but a great breakfast right before the exam!
11. Brussels Sprouts
These look like tiny cabbages, and are so tasty! Steam them and eat them with a little butter or melted cheese. Yum!
A big purple memory-booster! Slice it up the long way, fill it with roasted red peppers and feta cheese, then roll it up and grill it… delicious and nutritious!
So many tasty memory-boosting treats, so little time! It almost makes me wish I had exams a little more often… ALMOST. What helps improve your memory before a big test? What’s your perfect study-break snack? Let me know, and I’ll give it a try!
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