It is no secret that America is suffering from an epidemic of unhealthy lifestyles, but now researchers are saying that not only will eating better improve your physical health, but possibly your I.Q. as well.
In a time when students are desperately abusing prescription medications like Adderall and Ritalin to increase their mental focus and processing during major study sessions, these same scientists are hoping that instead of popping pills, college students will incorporate these brain boosters into their diets.
- Blueberries: rich in antioxidants
- Coffee or Tea: caffeine to help you focus
- Eggs: the nutrient choline found in eggs contributes positively to mental performance
- Nuts: chemical makeup increases learning retention
- Oysters: to increase brain development from the zinc and iron they contain
- Salmon: to increase memory retention from the omege-3 fatty acids it contains
- Seeds: to increase memory retention from the omega-3 fatty acids they contain
- Whole-Grains: vitamin E and vitamin B12 will not only help your function and focus, but the fiber will increase your body’s blood flow
Obviously, these are healthy foods that should be incorporated into everyone’s diet, but the added benefits may show up on your test scores. So the next time you go to grab a study snack, consider these options to continue to give your brain the resources it needs to cram for that final.