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Eat Smart for Finals!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, December 7, 2012

FrameAngel

It's officially finals time! We're at the last stretch of our semester, but for most of us, the hardest part of our semester. I don't know whose idea it was to make the hardest part of our year the part where we are all mentally exhausted, but we just need to man up and get it done.

With finals on the brain, I know it is hard to even think about anything but the upcoming finals looming over our heads, but it is crucial to be eating smart during finals to increase your brain function as much as possible. One of the most important things to do is make sure you are eating breakfast. We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal, blah blah... BUT IT REALLY IS! Make sure you are getting a mixture of fiber, protein, fruits and veggies during breakfast instead of a donut or muffin to make sure you are fully energized and ready to tackle that stack of note cards you need to make.

Is your stomach grumbling for a snack? Grab a banana or any fruit for that matter.  Fruits are ranked one of the best foods you can eat for your brain. So forget the Ben and Jerry's or bag of chips and opt for a fruit instead. Maybe one of the most important tips, STAY HYDRATED! Water is obviously your best option, but I know that during finals the only thing people want to consume are Redbull's and coffee. If that is the route your taking, then just make sure you are taking in moderate amounts to reduce jitters and make sure you don't crash when you need to be studying the most. Happy end of the semester and good luck studying!

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