Guest post by Caroline @ eHealthInformer
The student lifestyle can be draining. With so much work to do both in and out of the classroom, a boost of energy is often needed. Unfortunately, a lot of students’ focus is taken up with work and leisure activities, leaving little time for nutrition. This is a real shame since the foods we eat go a long way towards determining our energy levels and concentration.
In today’s article, we’re going to discuss a simple yet effective way to help you harness your inner energy, improve concentration and become more productive. Specifically, we’re going to look at some great foods to add to your diet, either at breakfast, lunch or dinner, that will help you perform at your absolute best.
Brown rice might not be the first food you think of as an energy booster, but that doesn’t mean it can’t do wonders for your focus and concentration. Soaked in manganese, brown rice converts protein and carbs into fuel to energize your body and brain. By releasing energy slowly yet powerfully, it will help you remain motivated and focused throughout the day. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can also mix plain brown rice with yogurt for breakfast!
Brown rice is typically served alongside vegetable dishes. Meals such as these really pack a punch in flavor and energy and are recommended for those who need a booster for a busy day or evening studying.
Bananas, oranges and apples all contain different yet desirable nutrients to get you working at your best. For example, bananas contain natural sugars that release healthily throughout the body, a much better solution than artificial sugars that do us harm. Oranges are rich in vitamin C, folate and potassium and also steadily and effectively release natural sugars to provide us with energy over an extended period of time.
Apples also provide a prolonged release of energy into the body because they’re high in fiber and take longer to digest fully. Eat these fruits, and any others you like, during any meal, or have them as a snack between meals to provide you with an energy boost without slowing you down.
While salmon is known to reduce cholesterol and to mitigate the risks of heart disease, it also acts as an effective energizer. It contains vitamin B6, proteins, riboflavin and niacin, which all do a great job at converting food into energy to help you focus and concentrate better.
You can combine Salmon with other foods that provide us with energy, such as spinach, vegetables or even brown rice.
Combining these foods to create a balanced, nutritious diet will do wonders for your focus, concentration and efficiency. Quite often when deeply invested in revision for exams and class, we forget to take care of our health. We think this is a good move since we are dedicating ourselves fully to the work, but in reality, we are depriving our body of what it needs to help us perform at our best. Taking regular breaks, sleeping properly, and eating well all contribute to creating a healthy, happy and successful student.
Author bio: Caroline is a health blogger and a member of the team at eHealthInformer.com. Quality nutrition combined with effective use of technology help her stay focused on her work and make her more productive.
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