Boosting your brain? Brain foods?

@Bellapop (1281)
July 17, 2010 5:01am CST
During the exam period I always try to eat as well as I can so that at least my brain functions to an extent so that I can fully concentrate to pass my exams. I try to eat lot of fruits and vegetables that contain lots of vitamins and minerals. What else could I do or eat to boost my brain?
7 responses
@diamania (7034)
• Netherlands
17 Jul 10
Chew on chewing gum. Reportedly boosts your brains by 10%. Also proper sleep and some meditation or self-hypnosis will relax your body and soul.
@diamania (7034)
• Netherlands
17 Jul 10
In addition I want to say that you should chew gum during the exams and not prior or after, the effect is lost that way.
@Bellapop (1281)
17 Jul 10
Chewing gum? I think I did hear something about this, although I'm not sure if we're allowed gum in the exam room, will have to check this one... thanks! :)
• India
17 Jul 10
Omega 3 fatiacid is essential for brain. Tuna and Salmon are the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats. Include a lot of colourfull vegetables in your children's diet. Oats, beans, flax seeds, fruits, milk, eggs, almonds, peanuts, banana etc are also good for boosting brain functions. Feed them walnuts, almonds or flaxseed, which are great sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants, which have been linked to improved memory and brain function.
@Bellapop (1281)
18 Aug 10
I find Omega 3 is really good and helps to boost my moods. It's also very good for good brain functioning and i also find that my skin is less dry when I have had omega 3 oils. :)
@oldchem1 (8144)
17 Jul 10
According to experts the following foods are thought to be good for 'brain foods' Avocados Bananas Beef, lean Brewer's yeast Broccoli Brown rice Brussels sprouts Cantaloupe Cheese Chicken Collard greens Eggs Flaxseed oil Legumes Milk Oatmeal Oranges Peanut butter Peas Potatoes Romaine lettuce Salmon Soybeans Spinach Tuna Turkey Wheat germ Yogurt It is also important that you eat a good breakfast - don't go into your exams on an empty stomach. Good luck
@Bellapop (1281)
17 Jul 10
oh, wow, thanks for this list, I have taken a note of this list and will magnet it onto the fridge door! Thank you! :)
@marguicha (112756)
• Chile
20 Jul 10
Even though a good meal should have several servings of veggies and also fruits, the easiest way to make your brain work immediatly is by eating sugar. Refined sugar goes to the brain in little time. That´s why it is so adictive. Brain needs fuel to function and refined sugar doesn´t need time to be digested. It is also a good idea to take a bit of hard candy to your exam for the same reason.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Eating banana also can help boosts brain function, so better eat banana before examinations period. It is an excellent food for calming nervous system too.
@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Eat carbs....make sure they are good carbs not bad.
• Malaysia
17 Jul 10
I am different from you, I will drink a lot of water before exam...ahaha, I dunno why, but I think water can help me to release my stress:)...hmm...Moreover, I think eat more half-boiled eggs also can make you more concentrate on the later exam..hehe