Good diet can help children
tide over exam stress
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As exam time approaches so does stress.
Be it smoking, taking pills or skipping meals, students do everything possible
to soothe their frayed nerves but all they need is a good diet that will help
them tide over this period.
With diets having a bearing on moods, nutritionists say children should have
light and frequent meals to help maintain blood and sugar levels. "During exams
most students face a tough time.
So, it is important for parents to provide a stress-free environment for their
children. Many times children start taking drugs which badly disrupts their
body," says Sonia Narang, a former dietician with AIIMS. "Proper diet sets you
You need to have a diet that does not upset your psychological and physical
being," she said. Soups, vegetable sandwiches, fruit juices and milk for a good
night sleep are recommended.
Sprouts are also useful in increasing energy levels. Having 12-14 glasses of
water to maintain the hydration level of the body is another advantage.
Snacks like ''chana'', ''murmura'', dry fruits and roasted grains can also be of
great help during exams. However, sweets, oily and junk food should be avoided
as they cause stomach problems and makes one lazy and sleepy, according to
"For students, who are in 10th and 12th class, competition and the pressure to
score good marks generally forces them to sleep less and they ignore their diet.
But a proper diet can go a long way in making a difference," says Narang.
( Courtesy: Yahoo)