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Foods for finals week

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As the semester winds down, exams are approaching causing stress levels to rise.

Try some of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s recommended foods to boost brainpower.

1) Fish: Our bodies can’t make EPA and DHA, the fatty acids found in fish, so we need to get it from our diet. These omega-3s help your brain, heart and joints. If you don’t like fish, grab some almonds!

2) Blueberries: This antioxidant rich fruit may help improve short-term memory, according to studies done by Tufts University.

3) Broccoli: Rich in Vitamin K, this green vegetable “enhances cognitive function and brain power,” according to Forbes.com

4) Pumpkin seeds: If you still have any left over from your Halloween pumpkins, grab a handful! They are full of zinc, which helps enhance memory and thinking skills.

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