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Eat well to Improve your Grades

Eat Health FoodsLack of culinary ability is something students have been tarnished with. Diving in for the can opener is a far easier option than developing a meal that consists of goodness and nutrition.

Exams are just around the corner, and a heavy schedule of grueling revision and exam room pressure doesn't bear good for great food. However, if you side the sugars and the sweets you could actually improve you chances of doing well in exams and swerve the lethargic ball of anxiety.

The NHS say that those aged 16-24 are least likely to eat five portions of fruit or veg a day. Young men being worse than females.

If you allow yourself to take a minute and give your digestive system some attention, you could actually help you body to function better and become more alert.

Consuming information can be a tricky task, and then transferring that information in an exam environment can be just as worse. If not more so.

Bridget Benelam, a nutrition expert says:

"Sometimes, if you have to stay up working, you can end up drinking a lot of coffee – it's best not to drink more than four or five cups a day, and make sure you balance this by drinking cold drinks as well.

"It's really important to support your body and mind while studying. Carbohydrates such as breakfast cereals are an easy way to fuel your brain, as is vitamin B. You should get the right amount of zinc and iron, through foods such as red meats or green vegetables."

With Come Dine With Me societies now taking shape at a lot of universities, it would maybe benefit you to take part and have fun, whilst at the same time, keeping your inside smiling and easing that exam pressure.

For more tips you can check out our guide on what to eat during exam times.

Jake Butler

WRITTEN BY Jake Butler

Jake joined Save the Student in 2010 and is the COO. As an expert across student finance, Jake has appeared on The BBC, The Guardian, Which?, ITV, Channel 5 and many other outlets. He particularly enjoys sharing tips on saving money and making extra money with opportunities like paid surveys and part-time jobs.
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