Nine brain-boosting foods to help you revise for exams

Exam season is now upon us and for many students it can be a stressful time of life.

Monday, 29th April 2019, 3:11 pm
Updated Monday, 29th April 2019, 6:55 pm
Exam time can be highly stressful

But expert help is at hand with gurus picking out snacks and foods that will not only help ease the strain but also give your brain a power boost as well.

Fruit like apples and tomatoes are packed full of anti-oxidents which protect the brain cells.
One of the most effective essential fatty acids (EFA) your body needs is omega 3 which occurs naturally in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines.
The rate which our brain processes information is determined by the level of hydration and it is recommended to drink eight glasses of water a day.
This has a high source of vitamin K, which is well known to improve cognitive function and therefore improve brain power and memory.
Who knew that this little herb could do so much? Studies have shown that sage can improve memory.
Studies have shown that not only can chocolate reduce your blood pressure, but it also keeps your brain alert and focused and can prevent memory loss.
Both blackcurrants and oranges are packed to the brim with vitamin C which is known for its ability to increase mental agility, alongside reducing anxiety and stress.
Foods like organic free range chicken are not only an excellent source of protein, but also great providers of vitamins B3 and B6 which help convert carbohydrates into glucose, which is great for energy levels
A great source of vitamin E, which can help protect healthy brain function and prevent cognitive decline.