With exam season around the corner, group study sessions and all-nighters are inevitable. However, powering through these sessions and staying motivated can take a lot of effort. Spicing up the study sessions with creative and energizing snacks can help you, and your group members stay focused for prolonged periods and turn them into the ultimate study date with the right foods. The key to keeping yourself from getting tired is to consume healthy foods. And healthy foods do not necessarily have to look dull.
Create a delicious vegetable and hummus platter. Begin with cutting some carrots, cucumbers, and reddish into long cylindrical sticks. Pair it with some mouthwateringly textured chickpea hummus made from scratch at home or bought at a grocery store, depending on the amount of time you have at hand. This will provide a great source of good carbs that prevent you from feeling lethargic or heavy on your stomach.
If you prefer sweet over savory, you can switch the vegetables in the platter around by including thinly cut slices of peaches or avocado. This can then be layered with Nutella or honey. A chocolate-based or sweet layer can also be replaced with the slight saltiness of peanut butter. Not only will this provide you with vital vitamins and minerals, but it also contributes enough fats to keep your energy levels high. Another great meal to snack on can be dry fruits. Including almonds in your diet can be great for retaining information for more extended periods of time.
Going for organic dry fruit mixes instead of processed packaged versions makes a real difference. The latter can harm your focus by making you feel sluggish, so it is better to choose organic foods that inherently come with a commitment to nourishment. Lastly, copious amounts of coffee can induce anxiety and should be avoided and replaced by metabolism-soothing green tea flavors that require only a quick water boil before the tea bag is added.