Article: Brain food: 9 simple snacks to fuel amazing exam grades

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What's your 'go to' healthy revision snack? :bl:
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No mention of flavonoids?
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Dates with Milk is love :love:
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Ginkgo Biloba!!
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Bananas.

They help me focus during revision and I usually drink water.
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Eating any food with a distinct taste or smell whilst revising a specific topic can actually help you recall things in the exam if you eat the same food. A lot of people use mints whilst studying a specific topic because they associate the taste or smell with that and are therefore more able to recall information from memory at that time. Others use perfumes and other scents. Its really strange and I don't know why or how it works but it does. It's all about stimulating the brain and apparently scent can be a powerful memory trigger.

https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6060248
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(Original post by Sanctimonious)
Eating any food with a distinct taste or smell whilst revising a specific topic can actually help you recall things in the exam. It's all about stimulating the brain and apparently scent can be a powerful memory trigger.

https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6060248
Definitely going to apply this!! With water, that's another 5% boost for brain power!
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Thanks
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The artistic alliteration was amusing. Yup, it was spotted
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Bananas.

They help me focus during revision and I usually drink water.
I second this. I eat bananas all the time but especially during exams - give me an energy boost and healthy too.

More than anything, I try to make sure I eat decent dinners when I'm revising. It's tempting to microwave something up quickly, but I think taking the time to cook a proper meal with vegetables gives more benefits than an extra half hour revising.
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Cool! I will try it)
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[QUOTE=Sanctimonious;55506397]Eating any food with a distinct taste or smell whilst revising a specific topic can actually help you recall things in the exam if you eat the same food. A lot of people use mints whilst studying a specific topic because they associate the taste or smell with that and are therefore more able to recall information from memory at that time. Others use perfumes and other scents. Its really strange and I don't know why or how it works but it does. It's all about stimulating the brain and apparently scent can be a powerful memory trigger.

https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?s...248[/QUOTE]

For some reason, smell is the strongest sense when it comes to memory recall; it is easier to remember something when you smell a familiar smell than with any other sense...
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Last year my physic teacher told me a tip: Chew chewing gum. It makes the blood rush to the area around your brain and helps you to think better.
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Crispy m&m's, can't beat them!
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(Original post by Kyx)
Last year my physic teacher told me a tip: Chew chewing gum. It makes the blood rush to the area around your brain and helps you to think better.
Very interesting!
Though, maybe through other ways rather than increasing blood flow, as not sure is possible in that way.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20132649
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Thanks @hellodave5 !
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i try not to eat that much because i know if i do i will eat and eat and eat but i do like to drink hot water with sliced lemon in it, its really healthy and every time i want a snack i just make myself one and sip it with revision
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Are bananas really that good for you? Might go grab myself one now!

I tell my mum to make oily fish during exam season although I hate the smell of mackerel.
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Whatever the **** Manisha made on Wednesday
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No mention of that most flavourful dish modafinil?
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