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How to Eat Your Way to Better Grades. The saying goes that you are what you eat, so when it comes to exam time it makes sense to think carefully about what you are feeding your body.

How to Eat Your Way to Better Grades

Food is fuel and knowing what to eat and drink ahead of exams can make all the difference to your performance. A key factor in how well you do in an exam is “cognitive function”, which pretty much means the functioning of the brain. This includes variables such as memory and attention, and it can be easily affected by how much, and what type of food you do or do not eat. So it is logical that to enhance exam performance you want to think about optimising your cognitive function, with diet a key factor for consideration. So where to start? Low GI foods produce a slower rise and lower peak in blood glucose concentration after eating which is believed to be beneficial for cognitive function. The breakfast should also be reasonably high carbohydrate, given that glucose (from carbohydrates) is the main fuel used by the brain. 7 Thoughts About Adding Variety In Your Diet.

If you’ve been reading The Lyons’ Share for a while, you know that my nutrition philosophy is all about balance and moderation – although I know that some more restrictive diets work for some people.

7 Thoughts About Adding Variety In Your Diet.

I believe that, in general, most people are healthiest and happiest when they don’t restrict any macro nutrients (the low-fat and super-low-carb approaches are generally not your best bets), and when they eat everything in moderation. This includes lots of fruit and vegetables, a good dose of healthy fats, some form of lean protein (either meat or vegetarian options), and some whole grains or other sources of complex carbohydrates.

This also includes dessert (usually healthier desserts, but sometimes splurges), some alcohol, and of course, some exercise – everything in moderation. Creating A Balanced Breakfast: 5 Tips And 5 Options. When trying to improve your eating habits it’s best not to go too hard too fast, but rather to focus on small, sustainable changes that you can commit to doing for life.

Creating A Balanced Breakfast: 5 Tips And 5 Options

I have said it a million times – consistency and patience are more important than perfection. 6 Unconventional Diet Tips For Weight Loss Success. Starting a diet is easy.

6 Unconventional Diet Tips For Weight Loss Success

Staying on it is hard. Why There Are No Limits to Your Willpower. We’ve all experienced those moments when we’ve been working really hard on a task, finally finish and feel like a well-deserved break so we grab a coffee and relax for a few moments.

Why There Are No Limits to Your Willpower

What goes through your mind next? Do you believe you’ve reached as far as you can go that day, or do you feel energized for the next task, believing that your powers to keep focused are not depleted? Research led by psychologist Veronika Job at the University of Zurich and others shed valuable light on the question of willpower and a person’s beliefs about it. Job found that if people believe their willpower is limited – and that they have a certain amount of it that will be used up – it will impact on their performance, particularly when they feel under pressure. Their research was based on the “limited theory” of willpower, in which some people believe it is limited and needs to be replenished. Job’s research has overturned both of these assumptions. Low-Fat Blueberry Bran Muffins Recipe. Unbelievable Chicken Recipe. Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie Recipe. Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling Recipe. Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce. Spinach and Feta Pita Bake Recipe.

Greek Chicken Pasta Recipe. Whole Wheat and Honey Pizza Dough Recipe. Healthy Burrito Recipes and Healthy Wrap Recipes - EatingWell. Dinner Tonight: Chicken and Turkey. 7-Day Energizing Meal Plan - EatingWell. One-Pot Recipe: Braised Chicken Thighs with Bell Peppers and Onions. There are perhaps two universal truths that all of us (non-vegetarian) writers at The Kitchn share: a mutual love for flavorful, inexpensive chicken thighs and for rich, hearty braises.

One-Pot Recipe: Braised Chicken Thighs with Bell Peppers and Onions

When the first is paired with the second, their powers know no bounds. And a braise might sound like more of a cold-weather meal, I really love the savory combination all year round — plus it's an easy one-pot dinner for weeknights. Here I added a plethora of bright bell peppers and sweet red onions to help shout "summer braise" from the rooftops. Italian Chicken Salad Sandwiches — Lunch Recipes from The Kitchn. This is chicken salad for the mayonnaise-hating crowd, although even if you happen to think mayonnaise is perfectly delightful, this is a nice alternative.

Italian Chicken Salad Sandwiches — Lunch Recipes from The Kitchn

It's got crunch, color, and a tangy dijon vinaigrette. Plus, it goes really well with some slices of bacon. How To Make Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. This is take-out menu beef and broccoli stir-fry — but so much better.

How To Make Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

No sad broccoli. No chewy, dry pieces of beef. No gloppy sauce. How To Cook Broccoli, 5 Ways — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. Allow me to present the humble broccoli — beloved steamed side dish with lemon and butter, faithful team player to quick stir-fries, virtuous add-in to any number of cheesy pasta dishes.

How To Cook Broccoli, 5 Ways — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Broccoli is the vegetable we reach for when we need a little something extra to round out a meal. Here's how to trim it down to bite-sized pieces, along with five ways to cook it up. When buying broccoli, choose vegetables that have a uniform green color with no major brown or yellowing spots. The broccoli stem should feel firm and the crown should be tight and springy; soft stems or limp florets are a sign of old broccoli. Store broccoli in the crisper drawer in the fridge until you're ready to use it. Skillet Maple-Mustard Chicken and Broccoli with Vinaigrette — Weeknight Recipes from The Kitchn. My secret weapon for chicken is a combination of maple syrup and mustard.

Skillet Maple-Mustard Chicken and Broccoli with Vinaigrette — Weeknight Recipes from The Kitchn

These two condiments are always found in my refrigerator; they're perfect for glazing wings or making an easy sauce for juicy chicken thighs. So what are you waiting for? Your skillet dinner awaits. Maple-mustard sauce does need a few more ingredients to really balance out the strong flavors. Tangy Cucumber Salad To Restore pH Balance. This is a very healthy snack or side dish. Cucumbers are one of the most alkaline vegetables, which help offset the highly acidic American diet. Ginger is good for digestion, for those with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or other GI (gastrointestinal disorders) issues. Ingredients 2 large cucumbers2 medium purple or orange carrots¼ cup chopped scallions2 tablespoons of freshly grated gingerJuice of 2 limes3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil1 tablespoon black sesame seeds.

5 Salad Recipes You’ll “Fall” In Love With. Why not prepare yourself a salad that will be both healthy, delicious and satisfy any food cravings that you might have? We have 5 amazing recipes which will turn the dull salad that everyone skips into a delicious meal which will keep your belly full. Harvest Cobb Salad To prepare 4 servings of this salad, you will need the ingredients: Lemon risotto. I hate clutter. You might think that this means that I live a Type A sort of white glove test-passing existence, but anyone who knows me can vouch wholeheartedly that I do not. Because I’m lazy. But every so often (er, 28 days or so) I go on a cleaning bender and purge and sweep to my heart’s content. Oat and wheat sandwich bread. It’s a shame bread has taken a beating over the last decade or so, because there’s little on this earth — I mean, save the obvious stuff, babies in hippo onesies, world peace — that makes me happier than the aroma rolling off a slice from a freshly baked loaf.

So when I went on my bender of frenetic-nesting-by-way-of-freezermeals this summer, I also made a couple loaves of sandwich bread to stash away. I cannot recommend this enough. Obsessively good avocado cucumber salad. Irresistible Cookies—for 100 Calories or Less - EatingWell. German Recipes. Curejoy. Tips To Prevent And Reverse Diabetes. Dr. 20 Quick And Healthy Breakfast Recipes. Erica earned her Master’s Degree in holistic nutrition in 2014. She works with people who struggle with eating right or losing weight and know they want to be healthy, but their attempts have come up empty. By helping people understand their individual body and the imbalances that are causing unhealthy patterns, she gives people the opportunity to feel good about eating again. Chunky Gluten Free Granola Recipe. Cheap Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work - EatingWell. Quick Applesauce Recipe - EatingWell. Healthy 30 Minute Cinnamon Rolls. How Green Tea Can Help You Lose Weight Naturally.

Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. Yoga for Emotional Release (60-min) Intermediate/Advanced Vinyasa Flow. Yoga for Anxiety - Stress Management - Relief Flow (60 min) How To Determine Types Of Belly Fat And Ways To Melt It? To get rid of punctured tire belly and visceral abdominal fat, you need to cut back on sugar, processed food and caffeine, eat regular small-portioned meals, control emotional eating and exercise regularly. Do Probiotics Improve Mental And Emotional Health? Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains: There is a reason why you feel so good after that bowl of yogurt, Kefir or Miso Soup, bite of cheese or pickle or spoonful of Sauerkreut or Kimchi. Green Tea Side Effects and Who Must Avoid It. Negative Effects of Green Tea Green tea is one of the oldest herbal teas known to man.

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