Nine healthy snacks for your exam preparation


Seafood, eggs, dark chocolate, and others – here are some healthy foods that can boost your memory

If you’re afraid of doing well on exams, avoid processed foods. (Photo: Pixabay)

When exams come, we start to function differently. While many people perform well under pressure, it is imperative that they also watch their diet and sleep.

Test anxiety is high, along with cravings for processed junk foods. “If you find yourself in this situation, here’s a guide to the foods that actually improve your brain function,” says Uma Naidoo, a Harvard-trained nutrition psychiatrist.

She wrote in an Instagram post: “Good choices are foods high in antioxidants because they improve clarity and fatigue. This includes foods like dark chocolate, berries and citrus fruits. “

Take a look beforehand at the nine foods you can wholeheartedly eat as you prepare for your exams.


Dr. Naidoo says they are “an excellent source of lutein that can positively improve brain function”.


Berries work in your favor by increasing blood flow to your brain and thus increasing your mental performance.

Dark chocolates

You can never have enough dark chocolate, and the best part is, it’s good for exam preparation as it helps improve mental exhaustion and boost memory.


Great for coordination, memory and brain function, the nutritionist calls it “nature’s multivitamin”. Surely an ingredient not to be missed!

Green vegetables

Other foods like green vegetables, beets, and eggs contain essential nutrients, fiber, and proteins to help optimize your brain function.


Beetroot is high in nitric oxide, which makes it great for promoting blood circulation and helping the brain work properly.


“Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids are also great for brain function as they make up most of the brain’s dry weight. Try to choose nuts, avocados, and seafood, ”she adds.

Mixed nuts

It is a known fact that they are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, and they help keep your mind active and energize both the brain and body.

Citrus fruits

They are rich in flavonoids; they help improve memory and promote learning.

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