Brain Boosting Power

Exams are finally over and after some heavy duty cramming..errr…i mean studying, an energy boost is definitely needed. At this point, my brain feels like it’s melted. Don’t ask how it went either…I came close to crying when someone asked that loaded question earlier this week.

My brain needs all the help it can get right now, so I did a little research on foods that might help give your a little brain boost.

These little guys are the superman of the food world. They contain antioxidants that give your memory a kick.  Try to eat them daily if you can. Just throw them in your cereal or into your yogurt.

Crack a few eggs and make yourself an omelet! Eggs contain choline, which helps boost memory.

Omega 3 is your friend. It’s been recommended by those in the know that we should be eating fish at least once a week.

Olive, Walnut, Avocado and Flax Seed Oils
Another great source of those all important Omega 3s.

Perfect for a snack to help subside hunger, but they are also great for that brain! They’re loaded with magnesium, vitamins B and E, fibre and protein.

Flax Seeds
Flax seed is yet another super food that contains omega 3s. They take a bit of getting used to but nowadays you can find them in breads that make it easier to handle.

Aside from all the foods that could help keeping those facts inside your head, eating breakfast and getting a full night’s sleep will also ensure that you are ready for exams. Of course, this information would have been useful before my exam! But luckily, next semester’s exams aren’t that far off.

Here’s a recipe for a smoothie that incorporates some of those powerful blueberries.  Perfect for breakfast.

Blueberry Smoothie
That might not look so good...but it's yummy, honest

Blueberry Orange Smoothie
1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 ounces fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 cup orange juice
1 cup skim milk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla

Throw all the ingredients into a blender and blend away!

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