Exam Diet: Can Pistachios Improve Your Study Performance?
May 20, 19
By Inesa Slevaite
For those who are trying to hit the books but just can’t seem to retain any information. Or perhaps you have a very loooong paper due in three days and a lack of motivation is the only one hitting you – don’t be discouraged. It usually happens to everyone hehe.
Many of the things people do to support their focus but the energy ends up backfiring. Avoid the quick fix of consuming junk food and energy drinks, which only provide a temporary boost in energy and eat more pistachios or pistachio butter during your exam period.
♥ Pistachios are an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and fibre that can help balance blood sugar levels.
♥ They’re also packed with magnesium, a mineral that plays a key role in converting food into energy.
♥ Nuts are nutritious, healthy foods, and this is reflected in their Health Star Ratings. All unsalted nuts score between 4 and 5 stars (based on nutrient composition per 100g). Pistachios score 5 out of 5 stars in the Health Star Ratings – the more stars, the healthier the choice. Variations in protein, fibre, and saturated fat content affect the number of stars. Therefore, with a star rating of five stars, the best advice is to enjoy your favourite pistachios and aim to eat a handful of nuts a day to maximise health benefits while you’re studying.
♥ They also can help improve your concentration. It can also boost brain power and competitive advantage at studies.
♥ Eating pistachios stimulate brain waves associated with cognition, memory, and learning. Lutein, an antioxidant found in pistachios, is also associated with improvements in executive brain function.
♥ Since frequent snacking might cause weight gain, daily pistachio snack to an existing diet is NOT LIKELY TO CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN. It could add important nutrients you might be missing now.
♥ Moreover, pistachios can reduce vascular stress! They have a high healthy fat content, lots of fibre and plenty of antioxidants to keep blood vessels open and relaxed during stressful exam and assignments period.
Go and eat some Roasted and Salted pistachios or grab a spoon of pistachio butter out of the jar – just a little of it can keep you full for a long time. Therefore, try switching from eggs to porridge with pistachio butter for your breakfast, !check out our recipes with pistachio butter!, it will stock you up before your next trip to the library or study session in your room.
Note that this article is not intended to replace medical or nutrition advice from your medical doctor or dietitian. Please discuss changes in your diet with a registered professional.
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Inesa Slevaite, Marketing Executive at Borna Food
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