Healthy Snacks

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Healthy Snacks

A little snack goes a long way to providing energy for the long haul.

A little snack goes a long way to providing energy for the long haul.

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A little snack goes a long way to providing energy for the long haul.

Photo by Marta Branco from Pexels

Photo by Marta Branco from Pexels

A little snack goes a long way to providing energy for the long haul.

Melissa Theodorus, Staff Writer

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Feeling hungry while studying for exams? Instead of caffeine, sugar loaded, and fat-filled snacks, which have a temporary boost in energy, try maintaining a healthy diet. It’s very important to eat protein with each meal and snack. Here’s a list of eight healthy snacks to help you study and keep focus:

  1. Like eating sushi? Or Skittles? If you’ve ever been to a Japanese restaurant, you’re bound to see edamame beans. Edamame is a very popular appetizer at Japanese restaurants and is typically eaten out of its shell. In addition, it’s a great snack to munch on while studying due to its low-calorie count, high protein content, fiber, and healthy fat.
  2. Instead of chips and dip, try apple slices with dip for a healthy alternative. A sugar-free, organic nut butter is a great-tasting and protein-packed dip.
  3. Like ice cream and fruits? Greek yogurt is a very similar substitute for ice cream. It’s high in protein and low in sugar. It also comes in a variety of different flavors for your taste.
  4. Can’t get over chocolate? Did you know a little bit of dark chocolate can help with the production of endorphins, helping you conquer your tasks while boosting your mood?
  5. Sweet and sour? Oranges! They are a great source of vitamin C, and they are high in sugar but not as much as in candy bars. Of course, in some cases a bag of oranges can cost the same price as a bag of chips.
  6. String cheese is full of protein and calcium, which helps to stabilize your brain energy levels and maintain focus.
  7. Blueberries are a great source of nutrients for your brain. They can also help prevent memory loss, increases motor skill functions and learning capacity.
  8. Whole wheat crackers give you more grains, fibers, proteins, vitamins and minerals than in refined grains, like white crackers or regular-variety pretzels. Eating them with hummus or peanut butter is even better!

Of course, be sure to give yourself a break from studying and treat yourself to a snack every once in a while! Want to know more? Feel free to learn more at these two websites: https://www.brainmdhealth.com/blog/top-10-healthy-snacks-for-studying/ and

https://www.fastweb.com/student-life/articles/brain-food-20-healthy-affordable-study-snacks

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