Schools and Universities are back in action and with all the commotion of new classes, last minute shopping for school supplies and clothes, and the quick temptations that are flashed everywhere featuring chocolaty goodies laden with high fructose corn syrup to crispy and salty snacks from a bag to drinks that boost quick amounts of energy but are loaded with artificial sweeteners, synthetic hormones and who knows what else, eating right and often becomes a thing of the past or at least until next summer. Little thought is given by many as to what to eat through the day in the form of healthy snacks as many peoples diets are basically dictated by what they see on television, on their phones and internet. Snacks for students should be the most nutritious and healthy for the body and brain. Foods that are good for the brain should be paid close attention to as the better that you eat and snack the better grades and information retention that you will have. While growing up and attending grade school whenever we had a test coming up my grandmother would give all the kids large handfuls of peanuts to eat the day before and even on the morning thereof the test. Our grades showed a significant increase in improvements on the day we took these snacks seriously and left a permanent example for me to follow throughout the rest of my school years all the way to university.
In today’s world finding healthy snacks for students and especially college students that do not take a long time to make and break the bank can be quite difficult but with good judgment and wisdom finding and utilizing them will do wonders for your health and grades.
To start with peanut butter should rank at the top of the list and was my favorite college snack as I could make a huge variety of types of sandwiches and snacks with it. The protein carb mix was very filling and gave me lots of energy to get me throughout the busy class schedule and college activities. Try to include peanut butter on your pancakes or waffles, grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in your yoghurt and just about anything else that you can think of.
Next is raw honey, as honey can be added to many other snacks and fruits to get that great nutrition that raw honey has. Keep in mind that honey also goes great with raw honey.
Bananas and apples are easy to grab on the go and surely healthy and if you ever want to start your day with these try drizzling a generous amount of raw honey over them.
Sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you should. Nuts are a great way to get your nutrition in and super easy to store in your backpack and even munch on quietly during class. You would be wise to keep a couple of jars of them in your dorm room and even next to your bed. The nutrition that peanuts have is unheralded and will dramatically improve your test scores.
Yoghurt will give you your dairy amount of calcium and other good vitamins and minerals and is a great option to snack on any time of the day and night. Try to stay away from the sugary yoghurts that advertise sugary fruits at the bottom of the container and go for the raw yoghurt brands. You can add a vast variety of goodies to these that will be good for you like honey, peanut butter, bananas and apples, which will surely boost the nutrition going into your brain to keep you tip top.
Eating and snacking right should be a top priority for any student to get the best out of your education and paying attention to sound advice about proper nutrition should always be s top priority. Happy snacking!