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Midterm Breakfast Guide KAYA LEITNER

SUNFLOWER SEED SPREAD & BANANA

According to Healthline.com, Nuts and nut spreads are among the best "brain foods" and are ranked high on the list of food to eat before taking an exam. Nuts have nutrients such as, healthy fats, antioxidants and vitamin E, which explain their brain-health benefits. Apart from the benefits, it is deliciously paired with bananas on any base from a slice of bread to a GG cracker.

Pairing this meal with an fruit will heighten the effects on the brain, blueberries being especially recognized for their high levels of gallic acid, which protect our brains from degeneration and stress.

AVOCADO TOAST W/ EGG

This delicious pairing of avocado and egg has most certainly been over-posted all throughout social media but the health benefits it offers are crucial and are the perfect way to start a morning before a test. Eggs and avocados are extremely high in protein. According to Dr.Axe.com, "Containing both vitamin K and folate, avocados help prevent blood clots in the brain (protecting against stroke) as well as help improve cognitive function, especially both memory and concentration." Incorporate this inexpensive and easy breakfast into your midterm schedule!

YOGURT BOWL

This option allows for you to have a bit of fun with what you add to your bowl. Yogurt is a common house held item that is easy to flare up for a perfect midterm breakfast. Yogurt contains probiotics (bacteria) that stimulate brain activity. According to Huffington Post, a scientific survey conducted proved that, "all participants who were prescribed with any form of probiotics found in yogurt recorded significant improvements in mental capabilities and mental health. On the other hand, participants who were given conventional yogurts displayed no improvements in their mental prowess." This brain food is easy, cheap, and delicious.

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