With midterms in season, stress levels cross campus have began to sky rocket. With the added stress of midterms comes cravings for sugar and carbs. Here are a coulpe of quick tips to avoid foods that will help with the stress but put on the pounds.
1. VITAMIN C: Webmd claims vitamin C can curb stress hormones all while keeping the immune system strong. Oranges and bell peppers are two vitamin C packed foods that you may want to implement into you daily diet in lieu of unhealthy snacks.
DRINK TEA: Tea drinkers have been found to have lower levels of cortisol and feel calmer in comparison to those who do not. Tea is a good substitution for coffee which is known to boost stress hormones and blood pressure.
SNACK: Eat multiple times a day (every 4 or 5 hours) to keep your body fueled to avoid crashing or binge eating. This can also help you concentrate better in those long lectures!
NUTS: Almonds, walnuts, and pistachios are all great snacks! filled with good fats and are very satisfying. Just make sure you don’t go overboard and stick to suggested serving sizes.
No matter what you do this midterm season to get those A’s be smart as you study. Failure to do so could have negative repercussions. However don’t forget to reward yourself in moderation because you deserve it!