A Healthy Diet Chart for IIT JEE 2016 Aspirants

It is never too late to prepare for any exam and when it comes to IIT JEE – one starts as early as Class 5. However, for the next year’s aspirants, it is already time to prepare if you want to crack the toughest or at least one of the toughest exams of India. Along with intense preparation, one needs a healthy diet to keep going till the D-day. Your brain needs food and nutrition too to survive the stress. Here is a list of top 6 foods that you must consume without fail before and during your exams:

Water

Most of the times we forget about this essential drink! We drink water only when we are extremely thirsty. But it should not be this way. We should drink atleast 8 glasses of water everyday and when it comes to exam time, we should drink it religiously without fail. It helps to keep the brain healthy and keeps your body hydrated all the time. 

Fruits

Fruits help fight laziness and even the drowsy feeling that we have! It fertilizes our brain by providing us with the important nutrients like iron and calcium. For example bananas give us instant energy and is a very good breakfast item and apples as we all know ‘keeps the doctor away’.

Fresh Vegetables

Vegetables like spinach are rich in iron which improves concentration and memory. Vegetables are also a great source of vitamins and minerals that prevent you from diseases like flu and common cold. Potassium in some vegetables helps maintain your blood pressure which might shoot up at times at the time of exams. 

Chocolates

You must be surprised but yes, chocolates are one of the best brain foods1 It balances your mind and body. Chocolates are rich in antioxidants and helps in improving concentration. 

Fish and eggs 

If you are a vegan, then this food item has to be out of your diet. But if you are a non-vegetarian or have eggs, then do not forget to include in your daily diet. Eggs are rich in vitamins especially vitamin B12 and minerals like Vitamin B12.

Berries

Berries especially blue berries are loaded with vitamins and help in mental function. It also a good item to snack in between. It limits the level of toxins which improves the memory.

Dos and don’ts with Food


Avoid Junk Food. Just stay away from those burgers and pizzas especially a month before the exams no matter how delicious they might be. Fried foods will make you lazy and even sick at times. 

Eat small meals daily instead of heavy meals. If you eat large meals, your body becomes heavy and you would tend to sleep more. Keep your body light without dieting by taking small meals at a time. Since physical activity before exams becomes less, it is important that you take small portions at regular intervals. This will also help to keep your weight in check.

Have dry foods. If you want to snack in between, having dry fruits is a good way to resist yourself. Almonds and walnuts are good during exams. 

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