If you are taking advantage of the summer to hit the books to prepare for the SAT, follow our advice to feed your brain what it needs. These ingredients will help you retain information and produce energy! Try out the following tips before the test date and see how your brain reacts.
Eggs will help you absorb information. Thanks to their choline, a water-soluble essential nutrient, eggs improve your memory. Whether you are scrambling them up or making an omelet, we recommend that you add some sage to your recipe. Sage has a good reputation for improving memory because it is rich in antioxidants and will give you some essential nutrients such as vitamin K. Six leaves of sage for your omelet will do the trick, just snip it into little pieces and mix it with the butter when you prepare your omelet mix.
Berries are in season and they are one of your greatest allies throughout your studies and testing season. Blackcurrants will give you a boost of vitamin C, which your body does not produce and is unable to store for long. So you should consume them daily. Blueberries are also a great fruit for your brain. A study at Tufts University has proven that blueberries may delay short-term memory loss. Short-term memory is essential during test time. Blueberries have other health benefits: notably they protect the brain from oxidative stress and improve motor skills. Add a cup of blueberries to your daily diet and see how it plays out. You can consume them fresh, frozen, or mixed into a smoothie.
Tell us what foods you use to stay focused in the comments!