Originally Posted by Carol.Lillie
Yeah it seemed ok, basically just common sense and the usual exam guide presented as a presi format.
Eat a good healthy meal before the exam
Good breakfast with wheat and oats
Deliver came energy for an exam situation
I'd like to see the research behind the above. Is it not fairly well accepted that eating a large meal diverts blood and oxygen towards your digestive system away from peripheral muscles and can have a fatiguing/lethargic effect. It's very difficult to keep concentration levels high after eating. I would suggest eating a light snack 30 minutes before your exam composed of low-gi foods and complex carbs for slow but constant release of sugar.
The second one would be particularly bad for those who have coeliac disease or a milder, but undiagnosed gluten allergy. I don't think porridge is the universally accepted as the ideal pre-exam breakfast but it would be better than commercial 'breakfast cereals'.
I don't know what the third thing means, it makes no sense.
Ah I think I can take this but if you will excuse me my background is Biology and some elements of Leaving certificate home economics. Most of the information is rather basic to combat the usual binge response of students i.e over dependance on energy drinks such as red bull or coffee. 'CALM ENERGY' is exactly what you described by determining the use of the GI index for the selection of foods. Granted we didn't plan out a meal for exam purposes but we took breakfast as of major importance due to students early rise for either study or exams.
Porridge Oats are renowned for their slow release of energy as opposed to something like an energy dink or high sugar foodstuff. In terms of targeting a coeliac disease or undiagnosed gluten allergy both are rather specific but would hope that at least the caoliac would have determined a modified menu but would suggest (based on a project for leaving certificate biology)
Homemade energy bars of of nuts, raisins, honey etc. There are also oats and barley on the market known as GF (Gluten free) Any Gf based cereals can be found in the specific section of the shops I only know of Superquinn who do GF Oats.
I found that people who have an particularly delicate aversion to gluten could use bucket wheat due to their high protein content and ease of digestibility.
The main reason for adding a healthy meal before exams is due to the ability of hunger to produce nervousness, irritability, and difficulty in concentration especially in young adults.
An undiagnosed gluten allergy can manifest itself at any stage in life but what these prezi's were supposed to do were hit the generic basics with no real specificity to various diets, specific courses, or religious beliefs even
They are a basic guide for students to use to cater to their own study technique.
Thanks for allowing me to read up on my old Home Ec book
Cheers and best of luck with the exams
Thanks for the advice