Food(s) for Thought

Having trouble concentrating while writing a paper, studying for a test, or working on a project? I’ve been there plenty of times whether it was for a big paper or studying for a midterm. Here are some foods and drinks that could help you improve your studying next semester – brain food, if you will.

Peppermint Tea:  Researchers have discovered that smelling the peppermint scent increases the body’s concentration performing tedious tasks.


Blueberries are the perfect study snack!

Trail Mix: This easy snack, consisting of raisins and nuts, will provide you with a healthy snack.  Raisins are beneficial because they contain potassium, which transforms sugar into energy.  Nuts add magnesium to your body, which helps nerves, muscle, and metabolism functions.  Higher levels of magnesium in your body help prevent fatigue, so you’ll be able to study longer!

Coffee: Coffee starts off your day with your body feeling revitalized and fresh.  The drink also helps with short-term memory.  However, try to stay away from adding additional syrups, sprinkles, or whipped cream which in this case does not help the body. In addition, no amount of caffeine is a substitute for a good night’s sleep so rest up!

Blueberries: This fruit is a great source for long-term memory and improves cognitive processing. Plus, they’re delicious!

Remember to always eat right, take study breaks, and get plenty of sleep. You’ll be headed for the Dean’s List in no time!

Written by Guest Blogger, Matt Goldberg


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