Vegetables, dark chocolate and legumes: according to the researches of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this would be the perfect diet for the students, for its richness in iron. This element might in fact be related to good performances at school and good grades.
The research involved 105 university students, and examined their physical activity, school grades and blood tests.
The students who recorded the highest grades were the most in shape and showed the highest levels of iron in their blood.
“Increasing the level of physical activity or maintaining a high level of fitness could be important for university students. Ideally, we should also consider that this diet is appropriate to prevent nutritional deficiencies” - stated Prof. Karsten Koehler from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the author of the research*.
In this context, iron covers an important role because it conducts fundamental functions for the organism, like allowing the transport of the oxygen in blood. Iron deficiency is associated to problems like fatigue and loss of concentration, that might contribute negatively to school performances.
Probios, leader in the distribution of organic vegetarian, vegan and intolerance friendly food, offers a wide range of alternatives that are ideal to reinforce the iron intake. Especially, all of the products made with legumes, from pasta to snacks, to the new fresh pulses from Il Nutrimento. For the greedier ones, Probios offers instead a wide range of dark chocolate based products, like the GoVegan chocolate bars, the delicious cioko gallette, or a line of cocoa based spreadable creams.