It’s that time of the year again; exams are just around the corner and “nocturnal” becomes every high school student’s middle name. While there might not be enough time for sleep, there’s always time for food. And, staying up late can really bring out the hunger in you. Try out some these quick, easy-to-make, and healthy snacks to make for yourself while you study! Find out how these foods will help you study better as well and ditch the bag of chips:
- Celery sticks with hummus – Celery is known to reduce stress hormones and help increase blood flow. You’ll be stress-free for the night! And, hummus contains plenty of Omega 3 fatty acids which are great for improving intelligence and maintaining a healthy heart.
- Apple slices with cinnamon – Apples and other fresh fruit provide a healthy boost of energy so you won’t feel so bummed-out while you study. Having it with cinnamon will satisfy your cravings for any late night desserts.
- A cup of green tea – Green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that will keep you calm and alert. Drink it hot or cold, whatever the heart desires.
- Watermelon with feta cheese – Cheese is rated as a high-protein food that keeps your neurotransmitter levels up, meaning this facilitates your attentiveness, focus and motivation. And, having feta cheese with watermelon is just so delicious.
- Rice cakes and peanut butter – Rice cakes seem to replace the not-so-healthy butter popcorn as we all know it. It tastes similar if you purchase butter flavored ones, but it also just allows you to enjoy it the same way you would enjoy popcorn. Spreading peanut butter on it helps with your immunity and helps fight fatigue.
- Freshly squeezed orange juice – The less you sleep, the more distant your friendship becomes with your immune system. Help your body fight against bacteria with Vitamin C in a tall glass of orange juice. You would hate to be sick for these upcoming months!
- Salted cucumber and Greek yogurt – If you’re looking for something to crunch on, cut up slices of cucumber, sprinkle salt, throw them in with plain yogurt, and if you’d prefer to add some garlic, go right ahead! You’ve basically created a mini salad that is tasty, with the benefit of leaving you feeling energized.
- An assorted-berries and banana smoothie – Berries are full of antioxidants and vitamins that will make your body happy and will boost your memory in the long run. Also, bananas are a good source of potassium, which helps bring oxygen to the brain, allowing it to continue running smoothly. That exam should be a breeze when you have a smoothie like this one.