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3 Vegan Foods That Boost Concentration When Taking An Exam

Fruit Vegan Diet, Test Exam Study

Preparing for an exam includes more than just hitting the books and the coffee bar, it involves preparing yourself mentally and nutritionally. Knowing the best foods to eat while studying, as well as understanding what foods sustain your brain power during an exam, can be the difference between earning a "C" or an "A".


Benjamin Franklin knew that the best food to eat while studying and taking an exam came from nature. The 18th century statesman and scientist, once said a vegetarian diet results in “greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension.” He wasn't wrong. What you eat greatly affects your ability to think.

More today than ever, the pressure is on to take more statewide exams. Scholastic and intelligence testing exams have increased dramatically over the years. Not only is it important to be intellectually prepared for an upcoming exam, it is also important to be nutritionally prepared. This is where a lot of really smart people fall short and end up with a grade that is lower than intended.

You Want To Avoid A Sugar Crash

The last thing you want on exam day is a brain energy crash. Dosing up on caffeine to study for an upcoming exam and showing up on test day with a donut and a latte is perhaps the worst thing you can do before taking an exam. Instead you want to provide your brain with a slow and steady stream of nourishment and glucose, so you can think clearly, ace your exam and avoid a sugar crash.Eating these three brain-friendly vegan foods, separately or together, are strongly encouraged to help you stay on top of your game on exam day:

1. Bananas

f you are looking for a fast and healthy “on-the-go brain food” bananas are it. Hands down, the banana has everything your brain needs to sustain thinking power on exam day. Bananas are great as a meal or as a snack. Bananas good combination of protein, glucose, vitamins and minerals. Banana’s incredibly portable and readily available to eat up to an hour before an exam, so why not pack one or two for breakfast?

The best time to eat a banana is when it is spotted. This is when the banana is most easily digested and nutritionally assimilated. This ensures a quick and steady source of glucose to the brain.

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2. Apples

A great way to hydrate and give your brain a wake-up call is to eat a couple of red apples before, and the day of an exam. Apples are a highly nourishing brain food as well as an instant pick-me-up due to its high glucose content. Apples are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients as well as bioavailable vitamins and minerals, making them the perfect brain food to eat before, during, and even after an exam if you’re left feeling drained afterward.

3. Grapes

Of all the fruits available, grapes are a favorite. They’re of course another easily portable fast food, as well as sweet and great tasting, but what most people don’t know about grapes is that they’re perhaps one of the most medicinal and nourishing foods nature has to offer likely due to its high antioxidant content and resveratrol. What is more, grapes are an excellent source of vitamins C, A, and B-complex, as well as magnesium calcium, boron, manganese, iron, copper, selenium and potassium. Because of their skin and fiber content, grapes will supply a slow and steady stream of glucose to the brain leaving you feeling your brain well prepped for an exam. Whether you are juicing fresh organic grapes or eat them off the vine, grapes are the ultimate food of the gods and of your brain,

How To Eat Before Taking An Exam

While all fruits are an excellent food up until, and on exam day, bananas apples and grapes combine really well digestively and nutritionally. Eating all three foods together or alone an hour or so before an exam is one of the best practices for having the sustained brain energy you need.

Grapes, apples and bananas are the ultimate brain boost thanks to their glucose and nutrient content, their mineral salts and their natural ability to digest quickly and efficiently. If you’re taking a long exam, you will also find that apples, bananas and grapes alone, or in combination, are an excellent replenisher between breaks. Eating any one of these foods as a brain booster will enhance your ability concentrate with no sugar crash or mental fatigue whatsoever. As a bonus, the glucose from fruit is particularly helpful in easing pre-test jitters.