Top Tips: Diet During Exams
Who knew that the second standard exam of your child will churn up a stressful time in the house? Competition is excessive and every kid wants to secure the top position. Thus,in this mental marathon before exams, children end up spending long hours studying without taking any breaks and automatically neglecting good nutrition. However, this rigourous studying routine requires endurance and parents need to ensure that right food and drink becomes top priority during exam time. Stimulating food helps to keep the body energized and alert, whereas wrong choices can make children lethargic and anxious.
Your little geniuses need regular intervals of good wholesome meals to sustain the pressure. Thus, go through this list of diet essentials and ditch those quick food fixes including feeding take-out pizzas that may play havoc with your child’s ability to concentrate:
Fruits are a saviour: For those in-between meal cravings for something nice, opt for juicy fruits. They will rehydrate and replenish the body, keeping your child active all the time. You can make an interesting fruit platter with whipped cream comprising melons, apples, strawberries and much more - the choice is endless.
Nuts for concentration: Opt for an array of dried fruits such as almonds that help improve concentration. Nuts are another source of docosahexaenoic acid that is needed in exuberant levels for the developing brain and improving eyesight. You can whip up a rich shake and garnish it with a generous quantity of nuts.
A big NO to fried delights: We know how much your kids love to munch on the deep-fried snacks or ghee-dipped paranthas but trust us, they need to be put on halt during exam time. Too much oil tends to make them lethargic and sleepy – which is the last thing you would want them to do! However, if you wish to give them something tasty, treat them with Top Ramen oat noodles, mixed with a large dose of green veggies – totally yummy and wholesome!
Let proteins usurp carbs: Carbs get digested at a very fast pace, wherein proteins take a lot of time to burn. Thus, giving you source of energy for a longer period. Feed your kid a breakfast rich in protein such as eggs. This will surely keep them alert and active all day!
Do away with the ‘caffeine myth’: If you think coffee will allow your kid to stay awake and study all night – you are wrong. All it will lead to a heart burn and acidity. Plus, it will now allow your little one to sleep properly when he/she wishes to. So alternate tea and coffee with more refreshing shakes and juices.
Go ahead, adopt and implement these simple rules in your child's diet plan and let them eat their way to success!