There are so many little changes you can make to your studying routine that can have massive benefits. Your diet can be one of the easiest things to change and yet, it’s still one of the most overlooked.
And it doesn’t even have to be massive changes you make. An overall healthy diet is a great idea – but even healthy snacking during your study sessions avoids physical distraction like hunger and helps improve your energy levels.
Let’s look at how you can best improve your study results by working on your diet.
Eat ‘brainey’ food:
Proteins from lean meat, fish and eggs, fruit, nuts and whole grains are foods that help keep the brain mentally alert. Snacking on nuts and dried fruit as well as keeping Hydrated with water will help stop your concentration from wavering. Remember, fruit like bananas, blueberries, and oranges all have natural sugars that will give you a lift when you’re feeling down and out.
Eat smaller meals more often.
Large meals tend to make us feel stuffed and bloated, and the idea of 3 meals a day is a modern cultural convention and scientific research opinion is divided. However, our energy levels start depleting around 3 hours after we eat food. Having 5/6 small meals instead of 3 large ones will keep you balanced throughout the day. –Source
Before we look at the specifics of your diet too much — you need to understand something. Studying is not about how long you spend looking at a book or a computer screen.
What you get done is far more important than how long you study for. If you’re efficient with your studying techniques you can get more done in 2 hours than in 20. So before anything else take an hour or two to improve your studying ability and you’ll avoid wasting a lot of time. Better studying results in less work? Too good to pass up.
One of the easiest ways to do this is brushing up on your memory and improving your ability to learn faster. You know who’s a master at this kind of thing? Chess players. I’m not suggesting you go and learn chess at the level of a grandmaster (unless you have a spare decade) but, luckily, a grandmaster has an audiobook ‘Unlimited Memory’ — which you can download for free with Amazon’s Audible.
It’s about 2.5 hours long but, since it’s an audiobook, you can listen when you go to bed or something. I guarantee it’ll change the way you study and even if you cancel Amazon lets you keep the entire audiobook. You can download it here.
But, even with the best studying techniques around, you still need to crack a book open once in a while so let’s look at how we can maximize your diet to do this.
Soilen has some great suggestions on how to work on your studying diet overall. Water is a massively neglected suggestion which everyone should use. I know I constantly say our study techniques should all be unique and you need to experiment, but seriously. Drink water.
Water: In every hour or when you feel have some WATER, water gives energy and coolness. [Also Stretch your Body. Take Deep Breath. Relax your eyes. Relax your neck every hour.]
Consumption: Don’t eat too much at one go instead consume all your proper diet in 6-7 meals. If you need take light meal or fruits or milk as per body your requirement.
Avoid: oily foods, junk food, fast foods, and other eatables with zero nutritional value like cold drink chips chocolate ice cream…….
In this way we take more calories than what we need. To digest all these food we need more energy (yes food give energy and also consume energy. )
In digestion process oxygen is required. And our mind also need proper supply of oxygen. (Oxygen in blood circulation and not environmental oxygen). So when we consume lot of calories oxygen supply to mind become weak and we start feeling sleepy.
Some Foods to boost memory and concentration (Vegetarian):
Take more nutritional and protein diet . Milk soybean, cereals, dry fruits,vegetables fruits .
VITAMIN C: Vitamin C is very important for healthy brain, concentration and energy. It is a mood freshener, Increases Intelligence & Neurotransmitter Production
Black Currants *Breadfruit *Grapefruit *Guava *Kiwi *Lychee *Mango *Mulberries*Orange *Papaya *Passion Fruit *Pineapple *Strawberries
Amaranth Leaves *Bok Choy *Broccoli *Brussels Sprouts *Butternut Squash
Green Pepper *Kale *Swiss Chard
Goat Milk *Soy Beans *Low fat Yogurt
is also very important.
Almonds *Filberts/Hazelnuts *Pine Nuts/Pignolias *Sunflower Seeds
Avocado *Blackberries *Black Currants *Blueberries *Boysenberries *Breadfruit
Cranberries *Guava *Kiwi *Loganberries*Mango *Mulberries *Nectarine
Papaya *Peach *Pomegranate *Raspberries
Butternut Squash *Parsnip *Potatoes *Pumpkin *Spirulina *Swiss Chard
Edamame *Pinto Beans
Other important Foods
*Spinach * Bananas * Beets * Green Tea * Oatmeal
Walnuts * Turmeric * Rosemary * Green, Leafy Vegetables *
Extra Virgin Olive Oil * Coconut Oil * Celery * Broccoli