Brain-boosting snacks

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Cottage Cheese and Grapes
Low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese offers up vitamins, antioxidants, and protein-all things that keep you awake and satisfied. Sprinkle some cinnamon or add some grapes for the perfect low-calorie but sweet bite to eat.

Fruit Salad
A mix of fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, and bananas give you a healthy and sweet-tasting snack without going overboard on sugar or calories. Prepare one giant salad, and eat it throughout the week.

Add Some Crunch to Your Munch
Trail Mix
Combine almonds, dark chocolate, seeds, unsweetened dried fruits (like cranberries), and oats in a bowl, mix, and eat! You’ll get heart-healthy nut oils, fiber, iron, protein, and calcium with every handful.

Ants on a Log
Who can forget this delicious snack from childhood? Celery, topped with peanut butter and raisins, makes for the perfect snack. It offers serious crunch and some protein to power you brain, too.

This is a low calorie snack with fiber, that’s simple, cheap, and fast to make. Avoid butter and salt and instead opt for a dash of Parmesan cheese, cinnamon, or herbs to add some extra flavor.

Quench Your Thirst
It may be obvious, but it needs to be stated. Unlike energy drinks and coffee, water has no calories and provides the hydration your body needs for better concentration and memory.

Skim Milk
Milk can provide your body with protein, calcium, and other vitamins that it needs. If you’re lactose intolerant or vegan, soy or almond milk are perfect, healthy alternatives.

Orange Juice
This tasty drink boosts your Vitamin C levels, strengthening your immune system so you stay away from any illnesses that can be a major obstacle for studying.

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