Food for thought, and cramming

2015-11-09 11:48


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pietermaritzburg - Expecting our brains to memorise volume of work during exam time or retain information it receives daily requires fuel and breakfast is the most important meal of the day for this, said dietician Sharon Hultzer.

Eating breakfast helps you not to get tired and also keeps your energy levels up. You do not need a heavy breakfast, a fruit and yogurt or boiled egg, even a glass of milk with a fruit will make a big difference.

“During exams times do not became so engrossed in studying that eating falls by the side-line. Skipping meals will cause blood sugar levels to drop, resulting in feeling tired and sluggish,” said Hultzer.

Eating healthy foods is not expensive, there are beans, sweet potatoes and many other vegetables that you can grow at home. Not only should pupils watch what they eat but it is also important to look after yourself.

Educational specialist Wayne Hugo said, “There are five very important rules that pupils should be following during this time —pace yourself, make notes, take breaks, do exercise during the breaks, and test yourself after each break.” Hugo said exercise floods the brain with blood and electrical impulses to recharge and balance it out. It also encourages you to drink more water and rehydrate.

“Never just re-read what you have studied and think that because you recognise it again, it will stick — making notes on the side is very important.”

Read more on:    pietermaritzburg  |  eating  |  matric exams  |  food

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.