Q. How will omega-3, proteins, and complex carbohydrates help in increasing memory during exams?

Answered by
Dr. Sumiya Sulthana
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 21, 2020

Hello doctor,

This is not a health inquiry, but a problem I would need your help to solve. I would like to know what foods are good to eat before a test or exam? I am getting things like omega-3s, proteins, complex carbohydrates and water. My problem is, I cannot find much tangible information on why these things help us perform during tests? Can you point me in the right direction of where I need to go to get this info? Or do you know? What foods are the best to eat before a test?

Dr. Sumiya Sulthana

Dietician Nutritionist


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Yes, as you have searched information is right and coming to its detail.

Complex carbohydrates will give you energy and you will not be lethargic as carbohydrates are an easy way to breakdown for its energy levels especially for brain cells. You can opt for whole wheat, oats, muesli, banana, apple, etc.

Protein are a good source or considered as building blocks. This will help to manage immunity, help to build tissue tear and keep you manage good health by not letting any infection easily. It can help you to be healthy. You can find these in eggs, lean meat like fish, and chicken.

Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids boost the memory as it has antioxidants and increases the memory power like in almonds, walnuts, and fish. Include fibers with fruits and vegetables in the diet as these are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and helps in good blood circulation, boost energy, memory and good health.

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