Supporting Teens Through Exams

Supporting Teens Through Exams

Kat our resident nutritionist is here to help us with our teens as they embark on their academic exams this summer, it’s crucial to support them with the right nutrition and lifestyle choices. Ensuring they have the proper fuel for their brains and effective stress-relief strategies can make all the difference. Here’s a guide for what to eat during this demanding time.

Hydration is key for optimal cognitive performance, so encourage your teens to drink plenty of water throughout the day. You could add a sprig of rosemary to their water glass or bottle. Inhaling the scent of rosemary is said to maintain higher levels of acetylcholine in the brain, supporting memory function.

Start the day with eggs. Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse and one of the key nutrients they contain is choline. Choline is a vital component of cell membranes and is involved in the production of neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine which plays a key role in memory and cognitive function. Research suggests that higher dietary choline intake is associated with better cognitive performance and memory function in both children and adults. Studies have shown that individuals with higher choline intake tend to perform better on memory and cognitive tasks, demonstrating the importance of this nutrient for brain health.

Make sure every meal or snack contains protein. Protein will help support neurotransmitter function and keep energy levels stable.

Adequate sleep. Emphasise the importance of quality sleep, rather than staying up late revising, for cognitive function and memory consolidation. Create a relaxing bedtime environment with a bath or shower at night and a chamomile tea to help calm the nervous system and promote deep sleep.

Grab and go raspberry granola bars – nut free!


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