Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Eat Your Greens!
Are finals freaking you out? If you said no, you're in denial. But when hours of studying and piles of flashcards feel like too much, don't drown your sorrows in the nearest Crumbs cupcake. Instead, make a salad. Maybe spinach and broccoli aren't what you're craving during a 2 a.m. cram session, but it will actually make your studying more efficient. The phytochemicals found in dark greens have been proven to help brain function, which will make information stick. The vegetables are also more efficiently digested than those carb-loaded snacks, requiring less blood for digestion and allowing more to your brain, helping keep you alert and awake. Maybe salad doesn't sound as tantalizing as an entire pack of double-stuffed Oreos, but it'll taste that much better when you see that A.