The advantages of healthy eating for young students

Everything you need to know about the great importance of having a healthy diet while you are a student

In recent years, research in the food sciences has shown that young students can learn much more and better when they maintain good nutrition during their university studies.

Therefore, the mere fact of eating healthy foods is directly linked to a much higher academic performance, also improving memory, alertness and favoring faster information processing compared to students who do not eat well.

Although it is not an automatic rule, since health is independent in each person, it is clear that people who maintain a healthy diet will always have better performance both physically and mentally, which is reflected in their day to day.

For that reason, today at TheLofttown we tell you much more about why it is important that you eat correctly so that you perform at your best during your academic stay in Barcelona. Ready to find out more? Welcome back to an exclusive post for university residents in Barcelona!

Importance of eating well

As we said, food is basic for a student’s performance to be adequate. One reason for this is because foods rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats, such as eggs, yogurt, apples, or oatmeal keep the body full for much longer, thus providing the energy needed to focus and stay alert. for the whole day.

Time to cook

And the big question that all students have is: As a student … when do you have time to prepare healthy and delicious meals that do not require hours to prepare? A great enigma for many young people who, faced with this reality, choose to eat poorly in fast food establishments or simply skip meals.

Therefore, a simple way to ensure good performance is to obtain a good balance of nutritional foods like the ones we present below, through a list of foods that we have baptized as the rainbow table.

Discover the rainbow diet

It’s a phrase many modern nutritionists use to remind young people to get more fruits and vegetables into their daily diet. Therefore, foods that are naturally colorful, such as blueberries and red peppers, contain antioxidants, vitamins, fiber and many other nutrients that support healthy growth and also help prevent problems such as tooth decay, obesity, deficiency iron and osteoporosis.

Likewise, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables are characterized by being abundant in vitamins C and A, and because they prevent cell damage, contributing to healthy joints, eyesight and significantly reduce cholesterol.

Consequently, green fruits and vegetables, such as spinach, asparagus, and avocado, are high in vitamins K, B, and E, which greatly improve digestion and support optimal bone health.

On the other hand, purple foods are high in vitamins C and K, which help to obtain a good memory and contribute to a healthy heart.

Young students tend to be in good health precisely because of their youth. However, it is always necessary to strengthen health by prioritizing the nutritional value they need. Next, we provide you with a list of the 5 food colors of the rainbow so that you can put them into practice in your daily diet.

  1. Red foods

Sliced strawberries, cherries, apple slices with natural peanut butter or almond butter, raspberries, watermelon slices, cinnamon-cooked sweet potato slices, cranberry juice, tomato slices with salt and pepper, pepper slices.


  1. Yellow and orange foods

Pineapple slices, melon balls, baby carrots with ranch sauce, peaches, dried mango slices, oranges, yellow bell peppers, lightly salted pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin, fresh papaya.


  1. Green foods

Sweet peas, kiwi, peanut butter celery sticks, molasses slices, salted avocado slices, green grapes, cucumber salad with tomato and Italian dressing, green peas, zucchini slices, broccoli, kale or spinach salad, sauteed cabbage.


  1. Purple and blue foods

Blueberries, blackberries with skimmed yogurt, dried plums, grapes, aubergine parmesan, raisins, pomegranate juice, toasted beats.


  1. White foods

Peanut Butter Banana Slices, Roasted Cauliflower, Pear Slices, White Peaches, Hummus Dip, Sautéed Mushrooms, White Bean Dip with Wheat Crackers, Hard-boiled Egg, Kohlrabi Coleslaw.

We hope that with this post you have learned much more about how to eat correctly through the healthy rainbow diet so that you have the best performance in your academic experience in Barcelona.

And remember that at The Lofttown we want your experience in Barcelona to be unforgettable and with all the comforts and, for that reason, we want to become for you the best university residence in Barcelona.

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