How to Achieve a Balanced Diet? Student’s Tips. Part 1


It is really important to understand that the consistency of your plate influences your shape, weight, behavior and even your academic skills day after day. So, when you no longer live with your parents, you should think about filling the fridge properly. As always, students simply do not have much time to plan their shopping for food between the exams and walks with friends. As a result, the 17-25-year-olds consume a lot of sandwiches, burgers, pizzas or mac and cheese, taken in a hurry to appease their hunger as well as skip meals and systematically snack with sweets and candy bars. This is not conducive to academic success, and you cannot perform many assignments because of the poor health.

But, as the saying goes, understanding of the problem is the first step towards solving it. You should focus on what you eat and why you eat it. So, either you want to just full your belly or get pleasure and health benefits. Remember that you are what you eat, and only you are responsible for your health.

Beware of Overweight

Stay in Shape

Indeed, fast food products and other unhealthy food favor bad fats and fast sugars to the detriment of fresh products rich in nutrients. The lack of vitamins affects dynamism and complexion. Deficit of slow sugars and dairy products hinders brain work. No wonder that 11% of students are overweight and 12% of them are abnormally thin, not to mention depression, stress, mood swings and difficulties of concentration. One of our friends once said: "It is true that I ate badly because, as I was a student for a year and a half, I was left to myself. I had a pasta diet with all the sauces, but today, I am overweight, so I try to eat properly”. It is very important to start from somewhere. Do not pay attention to the speed of achieving the goal, the main thing is that you are already moving forward towards something new.

What to Eat During the Exams?

Smart Food

First of all, to promote concentration and memorization, your “winning cocktail” must contain magnesium - your best friend to assimilate your tasks and cope with stress during the exam. Since the caveman times, stress has been known to allow the adaptation of our body to a danger. Therefore, it helps us escape the dangers or fight against them.

In order to deal with stress during your session week, the important thing is to recharge your cells with magnesium to cope with the exams. So, it will be good for you to eat whole or semi-complete cereals, if possible, without gluten, for example, quinoa and rice. You can consume them in flakes or semolina during breakfast, put them in salads or soups. Also, lentils, beans, and peas along with some starchy foods such as sweet potatoes, chestnuts and bananas can help you to stay fit and energetic. You should not forget to eat oily fish, such as salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, and crustaceans. Drink a lot of water because it is rich in magnesium, too. However, you should prefer green tea to coffee. If you cannot stand green tea and think that you will not be able to do without coffee while writing another essay, try to drink plain black tea, and calmly look for homework help online.

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