My last blog was about studying and how you can do it effectively, but in order to study a lot of us like to snack (me included). The problem is many people either snack too much or on the wrong food or both. This can make it harder to focus as you aren’t eating food that is going to nourish your body and keep you full. So here I have compiled a list of foods to enjoy while you’re studying:
- Protein balls
Any protein balls will do, but if you want to find a recipe here is one. The protein will keep you full and focused, as long as you don’t add sugar or unhealthy sweeteners to it.
Popped in a pan with butter and/or coconut or olive oil and you have a healthy and delicious snack. If you’re feeling really fancy, make some sugar-free chocolate popcorn.
Full of healthy fats and protein they will keep you going for a while. Buying the raw varieties are healthier but the salted varieties taste better (just don’t overdo it).
You probably didn’t expect to see chocolate on this list, but as you probably guessed, there is a catch. 80-90% dark chocolate has less sugar and more cacao, which is a superfood and is a natural mood elevator. I would suggest no more than a couple of squares (last year I ate almost a whole block and felt so sick).
- Flavoured sparkling water
This isn’t a snack, but if you put fruit in sparkling water you will not only have delicious flavoured water, but you will also be able to eat the fruit once you’re finished.
Although studying isn’t great fun, maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help to keep you focused and concentrated.