By Natalie Froome
Feeling sluggish? Finding it hard to concentrate for long? It could be down to what you’re eating.
It’s hard to get the balance right at uni, students tend to keep odd hours and aren’t known for being the best at cooking, but by getting these 5 foods in your diet you can eat well and improve your mental as well as your physical health.
Choosing wholegrain options such as granary bread, brown rice and brown pasta could help you to feel more alert during the day as they release their energy a lot slower than their white counterparts.
Their health benefits are plenty, but they can be pretty expensive. Try a place that sells fruit and veg cheap, such as Aldi or Lidl.
Full of vitamin c, easy to prepare and eat either fresh or cooked.
A great source of iron for energy and a green veg that will help to get some essential vitamins in your system, including vitamin K, which is known to help cognitive function.
5. Get some Nuts
Nuts are a well known source of vitamin E, which is good for your skin as well as your brain.