Being a medical student is never that easy. It requires you to have as much energy as
possible in order to have focus and concentration to finish tasks and study the lessons. So we get this energy by having to take in something edible to satisfy our system, or in simpler words, by eating.
Double cheeseburgers, French fries, nachos, junk foods, and doughnuts –imagine these kinds of food would help you improve your stamina and make you as healthy as you could be. Sounds cool and delicious, doesn't it? But sadly and realistically, the food many of us students often crave aren't the food we should be eating. We should be eating those which contain vitamins and minerals that can help us in our educationally-busy lives. Now the real question is, what kind of food should you be eating? Here are some nutriments that you could indulge after your last class:
1.) APPLE. This red, juicy, sweet, weathered but VERY nutritious fruit is in the top of the list. Its scentlingers in the nostrils and its taste bursts with juiciness in the mouth leaving the humbled fortunate soul feeling absolutely pleasured. And not only does an apple satisfy your sweet cravings, it also satiates your health! It’s vitamin-packed –vitamins A, B, C, E, and K are found in this red, round fruit which can boost your immune system, make your teeth whiter and healthier, reduce cholesterol, and prevent heart diseases.
2.) FISH. Thinking of swimming the seven seas in order to find that food where you can get all the protein minerals you want? Well, we already have the solution to your problem (and it was always there ready to be caught). This one is rich in protein, calcium and phosphorus and is also a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. Eating this may decrease the risk of depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, diabetes, and may reduce the risk of many types of cancers by 30 to 50% according to studies. So have a munch on some delicious dishes of this kind –fried bangus, sinigang, teriyaki salmon, fish tinola, or tuna sandwich!
3.) EGGS. Boiled egg, scrambled egg, sunny side up, egg omelette –these are just few of the many ways we could eat these symmetric, shell-covered whites and yellows. These may appear small in our eyes but we can get big benefits if we eat these (in moderation though!). Eggs are a great source of protein which are important for body development and replenishment of lost blood. Numerous vitamins, like vitamin A, potassium and B vitamins are also packed into this oval-shaped staple which is essential in the repair of the nerves in the brain system.
4.) MILK. Most of the students nowadays don’t drink milk anymore, and one reason is that they see it as a little kid’s drink. But age doesn’t matter when it comes to taking this white, tasty liquid in. Milk is helpful in our exhausting student life in terms of making us healthy. It is rich in calcium which is essential for healthy bone growth and development, maintenance of healthy, white teeth, and reduction of blood pressure.
5.) PASTA. Spaghetti, Lasagna, Carbonara (and many other lovely lengthy things) ---all yum! Pasta is also rich in carbohydrates which can help in keeping your memory sharp. Pasta has a low glycemic index which can lower the risk of diabetes and breast cancer. It also has Vitamin A which promotes not only healthy vision, not only healthy skin, but healthy growth as well.
Healthy eating means eating a very wide variety of nutritious foods from all of the food groups. These five foods are just a speck of the hundreds of healthy foods that we should take in our system. For us to be focused and concentrated in our studies, we should eat, eat, and eat the right kind of food. It is one of our armors in getting into battle in our acads. So, why don’t you try one of these to help you in your fight to stay healthy and concentrated?