Published by Casey Redd.

Want to get more than tears on your exam? Eating vegan “brain food” is the perfect way to boost your energy, memory, and overall mental function and make your finals a little less stressful. Study this cheat sheet of “brain foods” and get ready to ace your exams.

Avocados

Avocados have an abundance of vitamin K, vitamin C, and stress-relieving B-vitamins—which is really worth singing about.

Blueberries

These li’l fellas are full of special antioxidants, which help slow down memory loss while improving learning and general cognitive function.

Chia Pudding

Chia seeds include healthy omega-3 ALA, which your brain uses to make DHA fatty acids, and they’re also a complete protein full of the nine essential amino acids needed to keep your brain working at its best.

Coffee

Coffee can improve your cognitive function and increase your physical endurance. Just don’t overdo it—enjoy it in moderation.

Dark Chocolate

Cacao can boost energy levels to help you power through your studying. Dark chocolate also contains iron, copper, and antioxidants.

Pumpkin Seeds

Along with protein, fiber, and minerals, pumpkin seeds are packed with B vitamins, which play a crucial role in brain health.

Walnuts

Ever noticed how walnuts kinda look like a brain? There’s a connection there! They’re packed with a significantly high concentration of DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid that improves brain health.

Whole Grains

Pack a hearty rice bowl for lunch to stay nourished between exams, thanks to fiber, vitamin E, and omega-3s. Keep things balanced with some greens and protein, too.

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And there you have it! Of course, you’ll still have to study for your finals—these foods don’t have all the answers. But they can give you the energy and nutrients needed to power through your tests, and you won’t have to worry about any animals dying for these foods—that gets an A+ in our book!

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