Healthy snacks, rich in fibre and protein, can boost productivity, improve focus and help in keeping your mind sharp when you are pouring through chapters.
So for all the high school students, undergraduates, postgraduates and those pursuing a remote graduate program who need to nibble at something while studying, here is a roundup of the ten super healthy study snacks to keep you functioning at the highest level.
While a handful of almonds will provide a decent amount of healthy fat and protein, you can also go for peanuts, cashew or pistachios. Just remember to keep the salt intake low, though not unhealthy, it will make you extremely thirsty.
2. Dark Chocolate
Full of natural stimulants and antioxidants, dark chocolate can help improve the flow of the blood into the brain to help you focus better. Eaten in moderation dark chocolate can also boost production of endorphins, which makes one happy.
3. Fruit Salad
A mix of fruits like oranges, grapes, strawberries, pineapple and bananas can uplift the brain and supply the body with a good dose of minerals and fiber. To save time, make a large bowl to keep you going till breakfast the next morning.
4. Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is not only high in protein but provides a substantial filling as well to curb future hunger pangs throughout the night. To add some flavour, mix it with your bowl of fruit salad or pour a tinge of honey over it.
5. Frozen Grapes
Plan beforehand by popping a bunch of grapes in a zip-lock bag and put them in the freezer overnight. The delicious frozen grapes will make a great snack the next day while you study. A good substitute for the comparatively unhealthy popsicles and ice cream.
6. Veggies With Hummus
Hummus is high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and calcium and can be eaten as a snack with vegetables. Carrots, cucumber, celery and red pepper are some of the vegetables which make a great combination with hummus.
7. Apples With Peanut Butter
Cut an apple into slices and spread a bit of peanut butter on them to make a combination of two great snacks.This adorable mini sandwich is not only healthy but a good energy booster as well.
8. Roasted Chickpeas
Avoid the salty chips and opt for a crunchy and delicious snack of roasted chickpeas instead. Chickpeas are full of fibre and protein and taste great when roasted in the oven and mixed with salt and chilli powder. For added flavour, mix them with honey, garlic or parmesan.
For a delicious finger-licking snack shun the candy and opt for edamame instead for a healthier alternative. Also edamame happens to be a natural source of fibre and protein and should be introduced in the daily diet on a regular basis.
10. Brown Rice Crackers
While potato chips are a tempting option for a snack, they are not a healthy brain food for studying. On the other hand, brown rice crackers are crispy and crunchy and when taken with sliced avocado, provide all the nutrients to keep you focused for hours on end.