When studying for finals, it can be easy to load up on coffee and eat the easiest food to make and find. Yet, in reality, where foods such as awake bars, and other sugar filled snacks give you a lot of energy in the moment, this energy isn't long lasting. This can lead fo sugar crashes that ultimately ruin your motivation to study. Here are five food choices that are good for your brain and will give you the long lasting energy that you need.
1. Celery sticks and hummus.
It is known that celery is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It contains fiber in it, that is necessary for digestion and provides the body with energy. That plus the added protein and flavor that hummus gives to the celery makes it a delicious snack to eat while cramming for exams. It is also very easy to find in the store, is inexpensive, and is super easy to make.
2. Peanut butter on banana.
This is one of my all time favorite study snacks. The protein rich peanut butter, and the large amount of potassium that bananas contain gives your body a much needed long term energy boost. For an added tip, add a small amount of honey on top of the peanut butter for some extra sweetness. If you have a peanut allergy, the peanut butter can be substituted with almond butter or Nutella as a tasty alternative!
3. Avocado on toast.
Avocado is known to be a fiber rich fruit, which has many benefits for the body, including lowering triglycerides and cholesterol. This vitamin rich fruit has long term benefits for the body, and also gives your body natural energy that does not cause any sugar crashes at the end because of the large amount of vitamins found in avocados.
4. Carrots and dip.
Where there are not many benefits with the dips carrots are eaten with, carrots themselves are amazing for the body. Carrots are strong in vitamin K, which essentially improves eye heath in people. Especially with long hours of staring at a computer screen studying, carrots can be beneficial for your tired eyes. Many people enjoy carrots with ranch dressing, or hummus to add an extra flavor to them.
5. Sliced apples and cheese.
Where this would seem like a strange combination, it is actually very enjoyable to eat! It is known that apples provide the body with natural sugar that gives you long lasting energy when pulling all nighters to study for tests. Additionally, apples are good for the heart and lower chances of heart disease. That added with the high protein found in cheeses makes for a snack that is easy to make, but beneficial for your body.