Fruit, whether dried or fresh, contains natural sugars which (unlike your recent jelly tot addiction) leave you feeling refreshed and full of energy.
Choosing your library diet carefully can help you avoid the sudden mood crashes involved in eating sugary foods, as happens when the sugars from sweets rush in and out of your body.
Put that little extra effort into your snacks and they’ll not only help you work harder, but also leave you with more money post-exams to blow on those celebratory nights out
Pretty much all berries are packed with vitamin C which is good for loads of things, particularly reducing stress and keeping your immune system strong.
- This is handy during the exam period since, as we all know, this is the time when everyone around you starts getting sick (yourself included).
Berries can be expensive, but try buying boxes of them frozen from supermarkets and separating them into freezer bag portions when you get home, then you can take them out the freezer each day.
are amazing for a number of reasons: For a start, they’re full of vitamin B-6 which is great for producing happy hormones by boosting the serotonin levels in your body.
Bananas also keep your blood pressure down and regulate your blood sugar levels, which will help prevent that feeling that the world is ending when the days before exam time start closing in. Keep calm and grab a banana!
They might look a bit weird and wrinkly, but dried fruits are really good for you, as they’re full of fiber, iron, potassium, and antioxidants.
Oats are really high in magnesium, vitamin B-6 and potassium, making them great for combatting anxiety. Try making your own oatmeal flapjacks at home (with honey or agave syrup in place of sugar) and taking them to uni with you. They’re a brilliant, slow-burning energy treat.
Ok, ok, we know dark chocolate isn’t exactly a naturally sweet snack, but so much research has shown that dark chocolate is good for you that we had to include it here.
Not only will it satisfy any chocolate cravings you have, but it has also been proven to produce endorphins, increases blood flow to the brain and provides just the right amount of caffeine to give you a kick without making you crash.