Have you been in a situation where you weren’t able to concentrate because you were hungry? Maybe there was a week when you didn’t eat properly due
to the number of assignments that were nearing deadlines. Ever wonder why you just couldn’t focus on anything? This is because your brain sends signals to your body which gets you distracted. Imagine a part of your brain (the hypothalamus) shouting out because it realizes that your body needs food! It releases chemicals to tell your body to eat, and since this is much more important for your body than your assignment, you aren’t able to give in your 100%. But here’s something you should know – you will be able to improve your cognitive functioning by eating right and ensuring proper nutrition.