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Foods for Students in Need of a Memory Boost

Boost your Neurons at breakfast.
  • Always drink a large glass of mineral water on an empty stomach.
  • Then, prepare a porridge with oatmeal and milk
  • Add pumpkin, sesame, flax and hemp seeds, frozen red fruits or dry fruits (nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, apricots, raisins).
  • Incorporate a dose of royal jelly (100 or 250 mg of lyophilized jelly available in drugstores).
  • When the porridge is done, add a teaspoon of olive oil and rapeseed oil (the latter is very good for neurons).
Keep some essentials and easy to use ingredients in the pantry.
  • 1 can of tuna in oil: It’s easy to use at the last minute with salad, quiche, gratin, in accompaniment with pasta or vegetables, and it provides you a strong dose of omega 3.
  • 1 pack of spaghetti: Use it for energy the night before physical activity or when preparing for finals.
  • Eggs: They’re full of proteins, perfect for daily intake and easy to prepare. Make them in an omelette, over-easy, soft-boiled, hard-boiled, or whatever you prefer.
  • Fruit compote without added sugar: This can be stored for a long time and make for a perfect dessert.
  • Frozen vegetables: You can eat them whenever and however you like – in a soup, sautéed, gratin style – for convenient and balanced meals!
  • Dark chocolate (minimum 70% cacao) : Eat it as a snack and remember that the chocolate magnesium content is a great anti-stress component.
  • Dry fruits mix.
  • Always try to sprinkle a teaspoon of brewer’s yeast on your food: It’s rich in vitamin B, which is good for memory.

Ideally, when you are studying for final exams, you should eat 3 avocados per week and eat olives before dinner.

  • Avocados are rich in proteins, omega 3, beta-carotenes, vitamin E and monounsaturated fats.
A final FYI:Beware Of Stimulants.
  • Contrary to popular belief, it is important to stay away from coffee, tea, energy drinks and soft drinks that contain caffeine. As they only provide the illusion of energy, they disrupt the system and their effect on memory is null.
  • Instead, drink some infusions (hot lemon with cinnamon for example) or prepare red fruits smoothies, which can give you a real boost.
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Easy Guacamole Recipe for Students

Ingredients(4 portions)  

  • 2 ripe avocados cut in chunks
  • ¼ red onion finely minced
  • 1 ripe tomato cut in small pieces
  • 3 TBS of fresh minced coriander
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 tsp of walnut oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large bowl, mash the avocados with a fork and add the lime juice from the start.
  2. Incorporate the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add a dash of walnut oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.
Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre is a journalist and author.
«La médecine personnalisée, retrouver et garder la santé» (Odile Jacob) was published in March 2012 after two years of investigation and research with general practitioner Dr. Jean-Claude Lapraz.
«Se soigner toute l’année au Naturel» (Prat) was published in 2012 and has sold over 250 000 copies. Her latest book «Etre en Bonne santé toute l’année : 20 cures alimentaires»  was launched in April 2015.

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