Foods Nurses Should Eat During Exam Time



Taking exams can be a time of great anxiety.  Exams can perturb the nerves of even the most organized and self-assured student.  However, accomplishing excellent grades is vital for nearly every student.

You need to remain alert to learn, and in order to do this, you need to eat brain-friendly foods!

Eat the right foods particularly on the eve or morning of an exam. Have you noticed when the exam is close your brain tends to converge on food instead of focusing on learning?

Foods don’t merely add sparkle to your lives but also aid to enhance your remembrance. By eating the appropriate variety of foods, your brain will be motivated.


Fast Foods

For Pete’s sake avoid eating fast food. No doubt, being quick, they redeem your time, but at the same time, they are neither good for your body nor your brain!

So the question is what should you eat to improve the performance of your brain?

Your enhanced brain function is connected to neurotransmitters (chemical receptors in the brain) such as Dopamine, Serotonin and Acetylcholine

In order to restock these neurotransmitters, you require a diet comprising the following foods:



Walnuts are exceptional for the brain because they enclose a large quantity of essential fatty acids in the precise equilibrium. They are also rich in arginine an amino that excites the functions of your pituitary gland. Walnuts also contain vitamin E and vitamin B6, which controls the serotonin levels of your brain.

Hazelnuts, cashew nuts, almonds and seeds are acknowledged to perk up explicit thinking and a better frame of mind.

Peanuts and Pecans offer choline; an essential micro-nutrient, needed for the finest performance of your brain. Choline assists in brain performance as well as improving the power of retention.



Blueberries, blackberries and pomegranates serve to pick up and safeguard the mechanism of the neurons of your brain. As a result, there is an upgrading in remembrance as well as perception and reasoning.

Strawberries contain antioxidants that perk up transmission of your brain cells.

Apples contain an enormous amount of antioxidants which serve to defend your mindfulness by defending brain cells against harm caused by free radicals.



Green leafy vegetables such as; kale, spinach, asparagus, broccoli and spinach improves brainpower and boosts the functions of reasoning, intelligence and comprehension. They also assist you with your motor skills and enhance your ability to learn anything and retain it. Not only are these vegetables rich in iron,but also help improve your intelligence.



Organic eggs contain high-quality protein, vitamins, choline and minerals. These proteins and fat give energy to the brain for several hours.


Green Tea is an impressive drink, especially when drunk while fresh. Green tea aids in concentration and recollection and helps fight mental fatigue.


By drinking water, you tend to switch on liveliness by loading oxygen into your cells thus making the brain experience freshness.Given that eighty percent of your brain is water, it is crucial to keep your brain, well-hydrated.

Now that you’re well equipped with various foods that help increase the power of your brain, are you ready to take your exams?


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Joyce Fiodembo is a nurse and author. You can find plenty of resources on her blog;, where she writes to inspire and uplift nurses to thrive. Joyce is the author of “The Foreign Nurses Guide to Settling in America” and “How Nurses Cope with Difficult Coworkers” found on Her other book "Reflections and Prayers for Nurses" can be found on She started her career in Kenya where she worked as a travel, ICU and operating room nurse. Joyce works with nurses who may be struggling with cultural challenges, equipping them to settle down easily. She is also a career counselor, helping nurses with interview skills and resume writing among others. Currently working in Ohio, she enjoys volunteering for mobile clinics abroad. Joyce is passionate about writing and currently has a website with a goal of inspiring nurses worldwide. You can visit her website at
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