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The importance of eating healthily to succeed in your exams

If you want to increase your energy, boost your concentration and mental clarity, reduce your stress and achieve increased productivity whilst studying for your exams, it is essential you balance your blood sugar levels.

Here are a few simple ways you can do this:

  • eliminate or reduce sugars (biscuits, confectionery, fizzy drinks…), processed/junk food and simple carbohydrates (white bread, white pasta…)

  • increase your intake of nutrient-rich foods:

- healthy protein: meat, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, legumes (such as

- lentils and beans), soya and tofu products

- healthy fats: oily fish, extra virgin olive oil, avocado, nuts and seeds…

- fruits and vegetables which are a rich source of fibre. Eat berries which are great for brain health!

  • increase your water intake: drink at least 2L of water per day

  • exercise for at least 30 minutes each day. Move! As well as boosting mood and alertness and reducing stress, movement builds up muscles that help regulate glucose metabolism

  • manage your stress: find an activity that you like and that relaxes you. Think yoga, meditation, walking, swimming, meeting friends, having a bath, going for a run, going for a massage…

  • ensure you have enough sleep: ensure a dark and quiet room, make sure your bed is comfortable and stick to a routine. Avoid exposure to blue light 30-60 minutes prior to bed: this means TV, tablets, computer or smart phones. Ideally they should be kept out of the bedroom

  • if needed, supplement with a B-vitamin complex as well as vitamin D: consult a health practitioner to assess exact requirements and select the right supplements for you

These are just a few of the natural ways we can support our health, energy and productivity but there are others. If you want to find out more, feel free to contact Emmanuelle Waters, Nutritional Therapist & Health Coach, on +44 (0)7788 444 199 or or book your FREE Health & Energy Review Call on


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