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How your diet could improve your grades.

How your diet could improve your grades.



When you’re working for your exams, there is a chance that you would want to do anything that you could to mean that you would get the best possible grades for you. There are many ways in which you could do this, however one of the best things that you could do would be to try and change your diet.


How does it work?


When you eat food, you are effectively putting lots of chemicals, even though the majority are natural, into your body. Your body will have a reaction to everything that you eat, some more positive than others. For example, if you have eaten a heavy meal with pasta you may not feel as though you want to work as you are likely to feel tired, however fruit provides vitamins and minerals that your body needs.


Curb your cravings.


Unfortunately, when we are working, we are much more likely to crave unhealthy foods such as crisps and biscuits than we are fruit. However, if you could find fruit that you enjoy snacking on, this would give you a much better chance of feeling as though you can work for longer. The high you get with a sugar rush only lasts for a short amount of time, and then you are left either with little energy, or needing more food for the same effect that you would have had before.


What you should eat and drink.


If possible, you should try to drink plenty of water. This means that your body would remain hydrated, and you would be much less likely to feel tired before you have done enough work during the day. If you really don’t like water, then adding a sugar free squash would be the best thing that you could do. Drinking fizzy drinks will make you feel drowsy when the initial rush has worn off, and this means that you should avoid them where possible.


With regards to food, it is important that you have some healthy snacks in the house for you to choose, otherwise it is too tempting to opt for the unhealthy versions. Carrot sticks are an excellent low calorie snack, and these are also crunchy which means that they would provide you with the feeling that you were eating something nice. If you would like something to flavour your snack then low fat hummus provides a good choice.


The changes you can expect to notice.


The first thing that you might notice, if you happen to be overweight, is that your weight may decrease a little. Snack replacement is a great way to lose weight, and many people find that weight loss leaves them with much more energy than they may have had in the past.


Because of this, healthy snacks can help to improve your grades. You are much more likely to be awake and alert, which means that your work would be of a much higher quality. Making small changes to the way that you live your life is certainly a good option if you wish to improve your grades in the long term.

Written by Gemma

Gemma is a 22 year old graduate in Psychology and freelance writer who has been writing online since she was 16.