Smart Foods for a Boost on GED Test Day

Just like the rest of your body, your brain runs on the fuel you give it. Feed yourself with the best types of fuel in order to improve your performance on the day of the (GED) General Education Development test. Most of the best foods are easily obtained and you don’t have to change your entire diet just for one test. Consider your diet for the week of the test and plan specifically for the night before and the morning of your test. Using these smart foods, you can keep your brain sharp and keep the juices flowing strong throughout your entire GED test.


On the morning of your test, you should definitely eat breakfast. In that breakfast, try to eat at least one serving of fresh fruit. Fresh fruit contains simple sugars which are easily broken down by your body. This will give you a quick boost of energy and focus without as much of a crash as processed sugar, like those found in junk food. Bringing fruit as a snack during the test is also a great idea for quick refueling.

Complex Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are in almost everything we eat, but there is a specific type that will help you perform better on the day of the test. Complex carbohydrates are those that have not been broken down or processed, giving them a more gradual release of energy during digestion. Wheat bread, granola bars, brown rice, oatmeal and other whole grain foods are great choices to fuel up on complex carbohydrates. You can prepare these for dinner the night before or as a light breakfast on the day of the test. Be careful not to overeat, however, as too much food will make you sleepy and slow you down.

Caffeine is one of the best natural boosters to energy and focus. There are many different sources of caffeine, from energy drinks to coffee to tea. Try to choose a caffeine source that does not contain too much extra sugar, as this can lead to a big crash at the wrong time. It is also important to moderate the amount of caffeine you intake. Too much of it can make you jittery and less able to stay focused on a single task, so find the right balance before the day of the test. One to two cups of coffee should do it.

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