As students, we all know that studying can be tedious and boring. In order to endure those long nights, it is important to stay energized, focused and satisfied. Here are five healthy snacks that can help you survive those long nights studying:
1. Carrots and Guacamole or Hummus
While one might resort to the conventional chips and guacamole, substitute those carbs with carrots. Carrots alongside the guacamole or hummus are a healthy and popular snack because they boost the nutritional value of the snack. Every time you finish a math problem, reward yourself with carrot smothered in guac or hummus; this is the perfect healthy snack for multitasking and studying.
2. Apples sandwiched with peanut butter and granola
Apples dipped in peanut butter are good, apple sandwiches are better. According to Prevention.com, one serving of peanut is filled with 3 mg of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, 49 mg of bone-building magnesium, 208 mg of muscle-friendly potassium, and 0.17 mg of immunity-boosting vitamin B6. This snack in combination with the apples is the perfect nibble that fills you up and allows you to concentrate on all that studying!
3. Dried Fruit
If you choose your dried food carefully, it can be just as healthy as fresh fruit. In fact, according to RealSimple.com, the dehydration often causes the nutrients to be more concentrated with in the snack. Some tasty and healthy dried fruit include, mango, pineapple, and cranberries; you can even add some walnuts into the batch to give the mix some more flavors. Just be careful as you’re studying and snacking away because this snack can be very addictive!
4. Pomegranate -Strawberry Smoothie
Whisk together one-third cup of pomegranate juice, two teaspoons of honey in a small cup until honey dissolves completely. Then combine three-fourths cup of cut up strawberries, two tablespoons of yogurt, four ice cubes, and pomegranate mixture in a blender and mix together for a perfect smoothie. This smoothie is filled with fiber that helps regulate blood sugar. And since glucose is your brain’s chief source of energy, it’s important to keep those levels steady while studying since glucose is a main energy source of the brain!
5. Cookies and Milk
While cookies and milk are definitely not the most nutritional snack, they are the perfect reward after a long night of cramming vocabulary definitions and history dates. When the clock strikes twelve, or whenever you decide to shut your textbook, and your eyelids start to feel a little weak, treat yourself to something truly delicious, that’s well deserved, and will make your taste buds melt.