With finals steadily approaching and everyone going into a study frenzy, here are some finals week brain foods to get you through those rough all-nighters, crazy exam schedules and the entire week of finals.

Sunflower Seeds

If you’re looking for something to hold you over until your next big meal then sunflower seeds are the way to go. Just a handful of these seeds will satisfy your hunger, but you still need to find a proper meal to eat (not just snacks) if you want your brain and body working right when studying or test taking.


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Probably one of the more popular items to snack on for this list, peanuts have many different health benefits to go along with them. First off their super healthy bringing in a bunch of proteins, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs to function. They are low in carbs but high in fat. So all in all a safe and healthy choice to eat when prepping for finals.


Here is something that comes in a variety of different forms such as just the nut, toasted or plain, and even as milk. This is a great source of food for those who are on a gluten-free diet. While these nuts are a source of protein, they are not considered a complete source.


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Being the only candy on this list, it’s mostly here to treat yourself when those study sessions become so intense you need that something to get you from the edge of breaking back to a calm study mood. Plus, eating dark chocolate in general, can improve your brain function, but that doesn't mean you should eat too much. 

With everything that finals week can be, while it is important to study and do well, make sure that you're eating as well. You’re not going to do well if you don’t eat something to keep your body and your brain working. So make a little trail mix bag of your favorite snacks to keep you going.