Nursing student 'food for thought'

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    The World Health Organization says that adequate nourishment can raise national productivity levels by 20 percent!

    Are there foods that can help with student productivity? What food is good for the brain? eg. studying, etc

    Are there foods that students should stay away from - that hurts productivity? eg. foods that can make you sleepy during a test

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    All I can say is that living on cake works out badly.
    bear14, SC4Nurse2B, sauconyrunner, and 3 others like this.
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    Quote from tothepointeLVN
    All I can say is that living on cake works out badly.
    Speak for yourself!
    lovedijah, SC4Nurse2B, and sharpeimom like this.
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    Haha! As one of my old professors used to say, "carbohydrates are brain food!"
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    Quote from tothepointeLVN
    All I can say is that living on cake works out badly.
    Yes! The 20 lbs I gained in nursing school did not pan out so well. Now I'm on Weight Watchers and an exercise program.. Back to healthy living!

    I do notice a difference in what I retain since I've been eating better.

    It's also nice to not have gas 24/7.. I'm sure my coworkers are happy about that.
    Vicki L likes this.
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    This is an intriguing subject! I would love to know more about brain foods and especially high energy foods for studying, not necessarily foods for burning right away in the form of a few miles.
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    I've often found that after eating ice cream, my mental productivity decreases. Definitely stay away from ice cream.
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    I start the BSN program next month and I've been trying to eat more healthier. I also work the night shift on weekends and I've found that peanuts and trail mix type of snacks give me energy. Idk if this is the case for everyone.
    yolandaoz likes this.
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    I have more energy and focus the more I stay away from gluten and get exercise. Small snacks are great.
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    I had a similar experience in the 2 years I stayed away from flour and sugar. Unfortunately the cake got to me.

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