How to Improve Your Study Skills with Proper Nutrition
Ever heard of eating brain food to improve your study skills? Studies have shown that there is a link between IQ or mental development and certain nutrients; a study conducted on British schoolgirls revealed that the schoolgirls who were not getting enough iron performed worse in school than those who were able to meet the daily recommended iron allowance.
The bulk of evidence supporting the effectiveness of these so-called brain foods in improving one’s study skills consists of testimonials or anecdotal evidence; but we’re going to enumerate several nutrients that can help you improve your study skills anyway – for your information:
1. Ginseng. Ginseng is a Chinese herb commonly added to health or sports drinks; apparently there is an increase in oxygen flow to the brain when ginseng drinks are ingested, thereby improving overall mental performance.
2. Vitamin E. Some studies have shown that there is a connection between memory loss and lack of Vitamin E; so it is common for Vitamin E to be included in the supplement staples of senior citizens and stroke victims. However, the studies do not conclude that taking a 400 iu capsule of Vitamin E will boost one’s memory.
3. Lecithin. Like Vitamin E, there have been medical studies that have shown that lecithin to be beneficial in treating neurological disorders, memory loss, and depression. According to research, Lecithin may be involved in the transport of lipids and good cholesterol from the liver to the blood.
4. Peanuts are also considered as brain food; peanuts are high in protein and proteins are known as the building blocks of our organs and muscles – brain muscles.
5. Coffee and Colas. Coffee and colas with high caffeine help because the caffeine keeps you awake; other than that, there is not much basis to consider them brain foods.
And that rounds up our list of popular brain foods; these are supposed to keep you awake or enhance your memory and studying prowess, but they cannot substitute for studying itself.
About the Author: Michael Mitchell is writer and teacher. Visit his website, Study Skills for more information on Teaching Study Skills