17-year-old autistic teenager was among the Indian school students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who topped the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 examinations, the media reported on Tuesday.
Aman Maqbool from the Delhi Private School, Sharjah, scored 94.3 per cent, according to the results declared on Monday.
He scored over 90 per cent throughout his school career and wrote the exam with the help of a scribe, the Khaleej Times reported.
His father Maqbool Ahmed, a Keralite who has been living in the UAE for 20 years, said: “After the exams Aman told us he would score 80 per cent and above. We didn’t expect him to score so much.
Exam time is like a mental marathon, and we cannot stress enough on studying while children sit for exams.
Dr Geeta Buryok, Head- Dietician, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh shares these crucial tips to keep the kids healthy and deal with hunger cravings this exam season.
1. Eat healthy meals:
Your brain needs energy to work efficiently and for this you must have balanced diet with in between healthy snacks. The meals should contain foods which lead to mental alertness. These include foods like milk and milk products, sprouts, tofu, eggs, chicken, fish, healthy nuts in combination with healthy cereals like dalia, oats, quinoa, and whole wheat products.
Brain boosting foods include foods that improve memory and concentration like almond walnuts, fish, flaxseeds, banana, chick pea, spinach, broccoli etc. Avoid junk foods as they require added time and energy to digest.
2. Keep yourself hydrated:
Drink healthy beverages like milkshakes, fresh soups, lemonade, lassi, coconut water instead of aerated beverages. One or two cups of coffee or tea or dark chocolate can also be added in the diet as caffeine makes you alert and active, but avoid excess of it. Have at least 8-10 glasses of water per day.
3. Snack smartly:
Eat healthy snacks in between meals like protein bars, fresh fruits, peanuts, makhana and roasted chana etc. specially when you are studying till late at night.
4. Sleep is important:
Good sleep is as good for your brain as food for body. Lack of sleep can interfere with learning ability, cause mood swings and compromise your immune system. Sleep for at least eight hours.