5 Healthy Snacks to Help You Power Through Finals

It’s nearing midnight and you still have hours of studying ahead of you. While it’s tempting to make a bowl of Ramen or munch on some Oreos, remember that the food you eat can affect your studying. If you are still working your way through finals, reach for these five healthy (and yummy!) snack to benefit your brain.


1. Trail mix

Nuts and dried fruit are full of nutrients and will keep you fuller longer. Tail mix is a great study snack and you’ll also get a little sweet treat from the fruit without overindulging.


2. Hummus and veggies

Hummus is jam packed with protein and fiber, but it doesn’t taste like it! Dip some veggies (or pita bread if you’re not a veggie lover) to reap its health benefits.


3. Apples and Peanut butter

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants and dietary fiber and are also proven to reduce anxiety, so if you’re stressed about that exam tomorrow morning, reach for a red delicious. Peanut Butter is protein packed and contains potassium, so its great brain food. Spread some on to your apple to help keep you full and focused in to the late hours of studying.


4. Blueberries

Blueberries, which can be bought frozen in bags, get a lot of attention because they contain powerful antioxidants and other nutrients. Fruit offers clean energy, so you don’t experience the crash that follows consumption of refined sugar.


5. Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate is rich in fiber, iron and magnesium, which will help the brain receive blood flow and increases functions of the heart, meaning it could help improve your memory too. Bonus: dark chocolate also contains caffeine!


Good luck on finals, Collegiettes!