The revision diet: What to eat and drink to focus your mind

This isn’t a way to lose weight when revising but rather a few pointers on what to eat to get the best out of your brain.

We will start this one with a bit of a disclaimer, most of this is pretty common sense and other bits we’re not entirely sure of its scientific merits.

Nevertheless these apparent tips should help you get a healthy brain to make sure you make the best out of every minutes of revision.


Keep the water flowing

Water is brain fuel and while you probably know this by now, quite a few people still don’t get enough. It said you should drink as much as 2 to 3 litres a day – around 8 glasses full.

Keeping hydrated is important not only in general but especially when revising and on the days of your exams. Skip the coke and stick with a bottle of water until you’re all done.

Get some fats (the good kind)

Generally, fat is something most people consider the first thing to ditch in any diet, but some fats are brilliant for your brain. Omega 3 fatty acids , commonly known as oily or ‘fishy fats’, Will provide some much needed sustenance to your brainpower, which is 60% fat, apparently.

As their name would suggest, fishy fats are found in or many fish products such as sardines and anchovies.

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Avoid the alcohol

This one pretty much goes without saying, but revising – or worse, going into an exam – whilst drunk or hungover is not a great idea.

Hold off on the alcohol until the exams are over then you can have as much as you want (drink responsibly, etc).

You will have a good few weeks if not months to recover, if you need it!