School is back in full swing and with it comes that dreaded two-syllable word: midterms. It’s the first true test of the school year. It’s also a pretty good indicator of how good you are at note taking.
Though it can be a stressful time, we want you to be at ease at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. You’re going to need the right kind of fuel to propel you out of the first half of the semester. So cop-a-squat at your local Fuzzy’s and make a plan to study your face off.
Start with a big breakfast
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We know you’ve heard it before. Your mom or dad probably said it to you every day as you ran out the door with nothing but a half-eaten piece of toast in your belly. It’s true, though: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. And guess what? We just so happen to have an amazing breakfast menu. Start the day off right with breakfast at Fuzzy’s and get your mind in gear.
It’s now proven that we humans don’t really need three giant meals a day. We’re better off eating five to six smaller meals throughout the day. It makes sense when you think about it: smaller meals (besides breakfast, of course) keep your metabolism running instead of going from full to hungry to full to hungry to super full. This also helps with your state of mind. Enjoy five to six tacos throughout the day and you’ll find yourself with way more energy for studying.
Carbs to pack a punch
Sure, carbs in excess can be a bad thing. But carbohydrates are what give us the energy we need to get through the day. If you’re planning any all-nighters anytime soon, you’re going to need to fill up the tank to go the distance. (Tacos, burritos and quesadillas all have carbs, just sayin’.)
All the nutrients you didn’t know you needed
Not only are carbs a must, but there are other nutrients you need to get in your belly.
Take our fish tacos, for example. Fish has high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to neural function and actually reduce our risk of dementia as we age. Our brains are made of fatty tissue, so it’s no surprise that eating fish helps us focus and study more efficiently.
You’ll also find chicken, eggs and leafy greens, all of which are high in B vitamins, including B6, B12 and folic acid. These reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. High levels of homocysteine = bad and can be associated with increased risk of stroke, cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s.
Let’s talk tomatoes for a second. Tomatoes have lycopene, which can help protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells that naturally occurs in the development of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s. Onions, with their doses of anthocyanin and quercetin, also improve memory and focus.
Oh, and we’re open late
A lot of Fuzzy’s near campuses are open late, perfect for late-night study sessions. So group text your study buddies and let’s get this study sesh going.