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Dr. Karuna Goel

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

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What are the Beneficial Foods During Exams

PG Diploma in Nutrition & Diabeties, Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
What are the Beneficial Foods During Exams


Even though we said nuts are nearly perfect, alone, they just don’t cut it. We need balance. That’s why we combine different foods at different times to get the best possible range of nutrients.

Don’t bother counting, however. As a nutritionist, even I can’t count all the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, and sugars. And we aren’t meant to. Natural foods contain what we need when we need it.

Don’t rely on any particular food on this list. Keep switching out different ones so you get the best of all the nutrients. Try new foods, different vegetables, and different combinations.

Go with your taste buds. When you are studying, we often seek out sweets and stimulating foods. By using the foods on this list, you provide your body with healthy choices that really nourish you.


The combination of fresh fruit with healthy nuts is one of the best snacks you can eat. A simple apple with walnut butter gives you lots of B Vitamins, healthy fats, and just a little bit of sugar. Apples also are packed with fast-acting anti-oxidants, so the stress of studying can be mitigated quickly. Just eat them alone. Or mix and match. Just make sure the brain food is the start of the show.

Brain Foods for exams

  1. It’s better to go into an exam on a less than full stomach than having just eaten. Our anxiety increases when we approach a test, and this anxiety slows or stops our digestive system. This is the main reason to go easy on food before an exam.
  2. An optimal breakfast would be a single egg omelet with spinach, mushrooms, and a few other vegetables. These are lower in sugars, and very high in nutrition. A bad breakfast would be a donut, sugary coffee, or cereal. These are high in sugars, which will give you a sugar crash later on, and very low in nutrition.
  3. Water is important. Keeping hydrated means your brain works optimally. A dehydrated brain is in pain, slow to react, and sensitive to loud noises and lights (a hangover is brain dehydration). Keep a large glass of water near you and refill it often.
  4. Smaller meals and frequent snacking is also good for studying. You don’t want to fill your stomach, because this causes your body to release hormones that cause drowsiness. You also don’t want to be hungry because that causes hormones that take your attention away from studying.
  5. To keep optimally studying, stick to the list of foods above and eat small portions often. That way, you keep your brain engaged, your stomach quiet, your nutrition and sugars high, and your distractions low.
  6. EGGS: B12. You can’t find it anywhere naturally other than in the flesh of other animals. That’s why vegetarians get so sick after a few years.. B12 is perhaps The vitamin for energy, since we are unable to make energy without it.
  7. Dark leafy vegetables

all dark greens are packed with Vitamin K and nitrates. Naturally occurring nitrates are bound to other vital nutrients and are healthy for our systems. Chemical nitrates, like what are found in lunch meats and preserved foods, actually destroy the blood-brain barrier and cause ‘leaking’ into the brain. Not something you want. The vitamin K is necessary for blood clotting, It’s also one of the vital nutrients for the formation of new neuropathways. You are physically able to learn when you have enough vitamin K in your system.


It’s rich in fiber, iron and magnesium, which all help the brain receive blood flow. The flavonols in dark chocolate increase blood flow, and the function of the heart, which can improve memory. It also contains the stimulants caffeine and theobromine. It’s better than coffee!

  1. PUMPKIN :

This one is a must for men. They contain several fats that are important for brain health, like ELA and ALA. They are also packed with zinc. Men lose more zinc than women, since zinc is a large component to seminal fluids. During stre1ssful times, we use more zinc in our bodies and men lose more seminal fluids. If you eat your pumpkin seeds, you have a fast replacement, and this allows you your stress release and keeps your body sharp.

  1. YOGHURT :

Ever have a gut feeling? That’s the billions of bacteria in your gut reacting to what’s happening. When the good bacteria are in charge, you feel good, have energy, and digest foods without issues. When the bad bacteria are in charge, you are tired, vomiting, have indigestions, and pain. Yogurt contains billions of  good probiotics that replace some of the bad bacteria in our gut. Properly fermented yoghurt (not what is in the tiny containers) is packed with the bacteria, plus thousands of nutritive by-products of the fermentation cycle that help heal our gut. While yogurt alone won’t give you a brain boost, it helps to fix problems and is a great carrier for other brain foods like…

  1. APPLES :

Yes, it can keep the doctor away, or at least the memory doctor. Apples contain high levels of acetylcholine, increasing movement and sensory perception. Apples also reduce anxiety, improve cognitive performance. Another study showed students who eat an apple at lunch show as much as a 7 point increase in test scores during afternoon exams.


Studies show that blueberries boost concentration and memory for up to five hours because the antioxidants in blueberries stimulate the flow of blood and oxygen to [your] brain – and keep the mind fresh. Blueberries also contain a cocktail of anti-oxidants including anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, resveratrol and tannins, and while I’m not going to even pretend I know what those are, they have been shown to boost focus, and even protect against cancer, heart disease, and dimensia.


Green tea helps you focus for two reasons: one, it contains caffeine, and two, it contains l theanine. There is no doubt that caffeine helps you focus and improves your alertness. It’s an ingredient that’s been shown to increase alpha-wave activity, which increases tranquility and releases caffeine more slowly, instead of all at once, which can lead to you crashing. The two ingredients also combine to produce a better ability to focus attention, with improvement of both speed and accuracy, If you’re able to handle the caffeine content, introducing green tea into your diet is pretty much a no-brainer.


There are so many nuts and they are all good for you. Packed with nutrients, fats, and a tiny bit of carbohydrates, these foods are nature’s energy packages. They are easy to eat, easy to incorporate into other healthy foods, and easily portable.


 They promote natural waste removal processes in the brain.

Boost anti-inflammatory activity in brain.

Cause faster processing and information storing.

Have antidepressant effect


Good source of vitamin B6

Can lift your mood


Improve memory

Enhance problem solving skills

Increase attention

If you notice on the list above, there isn’t a single processed food, pill, or artificial ingredient. So far, man has not met the perfect of nature. We just can’t figure out how it all works together to get something that nutritious in such a delicious package. So, we say the worst brain food is anything packaged. If it’s in a package, it’s not food, it’s a food-product. It’s a subtle difference, we can eat food-products, we just can’t get nutrition out of them.

If you aren’t getting nutrition out of your foods, your brain isn’t getting the nutrition it needs to really think. Plus, processed foods are packed with chemicals, preservatives, pesticide residues, and possibly unknown GMOs. Your body has to fight these and that means less energy for your brain.

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I am 17 years old female. Recently I am suffering from periods irregularities. It never comes on the actual date, not even 1 or 2 days after. Sometimes its after 5 days, sometimes 10 days. This time, I did not have my period for the month of May. Can there be any problems?

Sexologist, Panchkula
I am 17 years old female. Recently I am suffering from periods irregularities. It never comes on the actual date, not...
Don't worry, it happens at your age. I advise you to take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Avoid non veg and eggs, spicy and junk food. Do meditation for mental strength daily. Follow this and give me feedback.
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I am 23 years old female (married, I have 40 days of period cycle, since 1 week I am facing problem of little bit improper bleeding along with white discharge. Then I used k-stat 500 mg from yesterday afternoon, from today afternoon it's paining right side of my belly button, up coming period date is 16 nov. Please tell me what is the problem behind the pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
I am 23 years old female (married, I have 40 days of period cycle, since 1 week I am facing problem of little bit imp...
I suggest you should hv done USG of pelvic Due to irregular periods may be any cyst would be there if report is normal then bleeding is not any big issue it can be treated with ayurveda medicine. So do USG then consult me.
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Hi. I'm experiencing the pain in the vagina in the morning at the time of wake up. And I didn't get the periods in the last month. My age is 21 Height 5.1 inches Weight 40 kgs Kindly help me by suggesting me why this happens?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
I'm experiencing the pain in the vagina in the morning at the time of wake up.
And I didn't get the periods in th...
Hello Mahi what was your LMP, the pain might be due to the reason as if the periods are about to come. If your periods r irregular take proper treatment for that.
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My last period is on 1 December. Am trying to conceive. From 2 days am feeling light pain in stomach and dizziness ,uneasy ness weakness. Is it k or any thing serious. Why is dis happening.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
My last period is on 1 December. Am trying to conceive. From 2 days am feeling light pain in stomach and dizziness ,u...
The symptoms are very general and not related your periods in particular. Low hemoglobin, some hormonal abnormalities or fatigue may cause this. Please consult a doctor if the symptoms persist.
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I am a 56 year old female. I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer and underwent tah on january 21 this year, followed by vaginal brachytherapy on feb 25, march 4 and 11. My present problem is that I had vaginal discharge ( foul smelling ) since end march. My gynaecologist prescribed ceftum 500 - 2 tabs 5days and clinsup vaginal tablet 7days. I am still having occasional discharge, but no foul smell. Kindly advise what to do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I will recommend you a homoeopathic treatment an I assure you that you will be 100% cured helonias q and hydrastis q.(company Dr. Reckeweg) mix both the medicinesin a third clean bottle nd drink 20 drops in 20 mlfresh water 3 times a day for1 month leucona-f syrup (r. S. Bhargawa) drink 2 spoons twice daily for 1 month.
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I am pregnant, I am in 35th week. I am getting green liquid omittings, I s there any problem with that?

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
What you wanted to mean by" omittings? did you wanted to mean vomiting? if you are vomiting at 35th week of pregnancy why don't you consult your doctor who is taking care of your pregnancy? however if you are vomiting, you may take pyridoxine 25mg and doxylamine 12.5mg combination tab available in the market, 1 tab at morning and if required in the evening. It is safe in pregnancy. Yet I am advising you to consult your doctor and take his/her advice.
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My period delay by 45 days TSH 1.401 μIU/m, Blood Sugar Fasting 110, Pregnant Test negative weight 69 kgs. Please advice.

Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
My period delay by 45 days TSH 1.401 μIU/m, Blood Sugar Fasting 110, Pregnant Test negative weight 69 kgs. Please adv...
Though it is a bit early, you may not be in permenopausal stage which is 3-4 years before menopause when periods become irragular
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Mene apne boy friend k sath unprotected sex Kia or sex k 1 hr bad he mne unwanted 72 kha li. Or thik uske nxt morning me mne ek or unwanted 72 kha li. 2 bar tablet lene ki vajah se kya mere periods abi nhi ayga. Or kya abi b pregnancy k chances h. Pls rply.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
U should not have taken these pills twice, as they cause harmonal imbalance, you have no option but to wait for a few days and see if periods are missed, or do a Urine pregnancy test after 4 wks if she misses her periods, you may take an online consulting after that.
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Post uterus removal uneasiness feverish, feeling swelling of breasts from inside. Occasionally body pain and back ache. Please advise

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
Looks like ovaries are also removed she has probably hot flushes due to low levels of estrogen may start on velnafaxine it other antidepressants please consult your doctor.
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