Brain Food to Help You Survive Finals Week

Finals week is a super stressful time for students. College meals – not that they were much healthier before finals – reduce to coffee alone. But relying on caffeine might not be the way to go. Certain foods can actually enhance or worsen your academic performance.

The foods that boost your alertness make a great breakfast meal. Try it out!

  • Eggs
  • Yogurt 
  • Fruits
  • Nuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Blueberries

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Just make sure you stay away from foods that will slow down your brain. Anything with white flour and refined sugar like:

  • Desserts
  • Cakes
  • Rice
  • Muffins
  • Chocolate
  • Candy

I know – it hurts. Remember it isn’t forever. Think of the sweets as a treat after you do well on your finals! And remember: this doesn’t replace studying! But who knows? Maybe a healthy breakfast will give you the brainpower to bump your grade up a letter.