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Food for Thought
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Micah
Financial Expert
Posted June 3, 2016
Have you ever been completely swamped and in need of a nap that’s impossible to fit in your schedule? We’ve all been there. As you move through your college career, you’ll find it very helpful to know where you can turn when you’re in need of an energy boost. Here’s a list of foods that will help give you the brain power you need to make it through the day.
Fruits and vegetables
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Ever heard the saying “you are what you eat?” That’s because what you consume plays a large part in how you feel on a daily basis. If you’re consuming enough fruits and vegetables, you won’t have to worry about being too tired to function. Unlike many processed foods, fruit contains natural sugars, making it safe to consume in large amounts, and granting you lots of energy. Fruits like avocado, bananas and dates contain natural sugars as well as fiber, which can help rid your body of elements that cause fatigue.
Vitamins and supplements
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Depending on your diet, you could be missing out on key nutrients that could help improve your well-being. Vitamins and supplements are great additions to help replace those nutrients that our diets lack. Vitamins and supplements like B-12, Ginkgo Biloba, Magnesium and Ginseng will help to maintain and improve the facilities of your body that regulate energy, metabolism, blood flow, and cognitive function. As a precautionary measure, you should consult with your doctor before taking any supplements. 
Caffeine
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This age-old remedy to lack of energy is tried and true, but will not provide the long-term benefits of a healthy diet. If you can’t make it to the grocery store, and you’re in need of a quick boost, caffeine will likely do the trick. However, you might risk having an energy crash later in the day! To avoid this, limit your caffeine consumption to the times when you need it most.
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