Did you know that a drink with some sugar in it can actually help homework performance? It’s true! Sugary drinks provide glucose, which is a source of fuel, to your brain. If you’re low on glucose, you won’t be able to focus or perform as well.
Sipping a drink, such as Gatorade or apple juice, helps provide some glucose, but not too much. Sodas and other drinks with a serious amount of sugar (some up to 10 teaspoons) provide too much glucose which later on results in a mental crash of sorts. Symptoms include impaired memory and clouded thinking.
So, when it comes to homework, allow your child to slip (not gulp) a sugary drink. It can result in improved focus and mood.