Name: Nadia Rahman
Index Number: 04
Independent Learning Log 5
Date: 14th June 2016
Time: 8:00am - 9:00am
What I did:
I wanted to improve my studying through my diet and I decided to research on the best ‘brain’ foods. I went to different health-focused websites in order to find out more. I also visited a website that focused on students.
What I learned:
I learned that blueberries were one of the most recommended fruits. They were also very easy to sneak into dishes and treats. They were a great combination with pancakes, smoothies, yogurts, and puddings. That goes for other berries too.
Vegetables are also important as they contain many important vitamins and minerals. When cooked right, they were delicious dishes to be enjoyed. Furthermore, the idea of eating vegetables can make students feel healthier and more focused. It is also easy to sneak spinach into smoothies by blending them in without any of its taste.
Nuts and whole grains also encourage the mind to concentrate and focus on activities better. Fish such as salmon are rich in Omega-3-fatty acids which help in brain development.
Lastly, the most surprising food of all was dark chocolate. It provides a small boost to help us get through the day with a small about of caffeine. It also releases dopamine which keeps us happy.
However, in all the websites, the bottom line was to eat a balanced diet.
There are many different foods which work in different ways to help us study.