We all know it’s healthier to eat three meals a day if possible, but college student schedules often mean skimping on at least one of those. Said skimping can sometimes lower our ability to concentrate, which makes a given set of tasks all the more challenging and time consuming, thereby increasing what original strain there was in the cycle to begin with. Fortunately, there are some foods out there that can help us along with our less than ideal eating schedule. If we try to sneak these foods into our diet, it’ll be a little easier to both maintain and participate in a busy day. The following three options include smart choices for a snack, a supplement, and a meal.
Blueberries are awesome. In addition to containing a host of health benefits, the flavonoids in them are widely thought to improve brain power, enhancing memory, reasoning skills, decision making (considering how many times I’ve switched my classes around at the last minute, I could really use some help here), verbal comprehension, and numerical ability.
Veggies are one food group that become easy to shun in college. Why? Because they’re not as easy as pizza. If you can manage some broccoli here and there, however, you’ll reap the benefits of its nutrients and high vitamin K content, a boost for brain power and cognitive function.
Fish can be more than just a healthy chicken and beef substitute. Most types of fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, which improve mental clarity and alertness. These omega-3s are considered healthy fats and have been linked to better memory and cognitive function.
Of course, there’s always coffee. But it’s important for us to find more substantial options to stay awake during the day. If you have any other go-to concentration foods, feel free to tell us about them below.