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Question #37910 posted on 07/24/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm preparing to take a very long and difficult test. What suggestions do you have for nutrition (i.e. foods to eat, foods to avoid) in the days leading up to the test, and especially the day of the test?

More specifically, are there any foods that will help provide the brain and the body with sustained energy to operate at peak performance all day long?


Super Stressed

A: Dear,

I had a teacher who swore that eating strawberries before a test would do more for you than almost anything else.

Because you've got more sense, you realize that there is no miracle test food. Instead, you'll eat a balanced diet, with plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, enough meat and dairy, and maybe a few sweets and fats. Avoid things with tryptophan right before you take it.

Seriously, a balanced diet is the best thing you can do. That Word of Wisdom isn't a hoax. You perform best when you consistently take care of yourself.

-Uffish Thought