The importance of a healthy diet when you are a student

Everything that you have not been told about the great importance of having a healthy diet during your academic stage


Food for people is a fundamental factor. And even more so when you are young and at the same time a student. For this reason, in recent times, experts in food health and nutrition have determined that young people as students can learn more effectively if they maintain a correct diet every day.

In this sense, the fact of eating foods that are healthy will automatically affect better academic performance, also favoring memory, alertness and better information processing.

For that reason, today at Xior Diagonal Besos we share a post to help you get a better diet that allows you to perform at your best during the next academic year in Barcelona.

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You are what you eat

It is clear that a good diet is essential for a student’s performance to be optimal.
In this sense, any healthy diet must contain foods rich in protein, fiber and healthy fats, which are found, for example, in eggs, yogurts, fruits or oats.

In this way, these nutrients keep the body satisfied for much longer, providing the necessary energy to have a good concentration and learn in class in the best way.

Take time for the kitchen

They say that cooking is an art and in life we ​​are not all artists. A statement nothing is further from reality, even more so if we talk about cooking and the simplicity it requires.

However, when you are a student, you often do not have the time to prepare healthy meals. And we are aware of that, which is why many students prefer to skip meals or eat foods that do not require a great deal of time and effort.

But rest assured that we know a simple way for you to ensure a correct nutritional balance that we present to you through a list of foods also known as the rainbow chart.

Welcome the rainbow diet

The concept of rainbow was never better used when it comes to diet for young students. That is why nutritionists and researchers in food health have named this diet this way, all in an effort to emphasize the importance of incorporating more fruits and vegetables in the daily diet of young people.

Therefore, colorful foods, such as red peppers and blueberries contain antioxidants, vitamins, fiber that are necessary to support healthy growth and to prevent other problems such as obesity, tooth decay or osteoporosis.

In turn, fruits and vegetables that are yellow and orange are characterized by being rich in vitamins C and A, and also because they effectively prevent cell damage. It should be noted that this factor contributes to the health of the joints, eyesight and significantly reduces cholesterol levels in people.

On the other hand, fruits and vegetables, such as spinach, asparagus, artichoke and avocado, have a high content of vitamins K, B and E, which are responsible for improving digestion and also favor the the bones.
Finally, lilac or violet foods are characterized by a high content of vitamins C and K, which are necessary to enjoy a good memory and enjoy a healthy heart.


It is proven that young people in the student stage enjoy good health naturally. However, it is essential that they always have a good diet that helps them complement the physical and mental exhaustion that they have every day as a result of their academic activities.
Next, we share a list with the 5 food colors of the rainbow diet so that you can put them into practice from now on.

● 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.

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

● Purple and blue foods
Blueberries, blackberries with skimmed yogurt, dried plums, grapes, aubergine parmesan, raisins, pomegranate juice, toasted beats.

● 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.


● White foods
Peanut butter banana slices, roasted cauliflower, pear slices, white peaches, hummus sauce, sautéed mushrooms, white bean sauce with wheat crackers, hard-boiled egg, kohlrabi slaw.

Do you already want to start eating well? We hope that with this post today you have learned much more about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet that helps you perform at your best in the next academic year.

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