The brains of students on their way back to school benefit from the chemicals found in certain foods. The Earth provides many tasty treats for students, but don't leave these foods behind in the school cafeteria. The foods help brain functioning in all people, not just young scholars.
A fiery hot chili pepper can boost alertness during a cram session, without the jitters and insomnia of coffee. Beyond serving as a tongue-scorching substitute for espresso, peppers, both sweet and spicy, also provide one of the highest doses of vitamin C in foods that regularly appear on American tables.
Nerve cells use vitamin C to function and the vitamin collects in nerve endings. Eating fruit with lots of vitamin C improved people's moods after six weeks compared to folks who didn't feast on fruit, according to a recent study in the journal of Human and Clinical Nutrition.