What to Eat Before Your Interview

Who would have thunk it? It turns out that eating yogurt and nuts can help reduce anxiety, according to a new study by scientists in Slovakia. (Hat tip: Speechworks)

Joey Asher reports on Speechworks’ blog:

The scientists gave either amino-acid supplements or a placebo to a group of men and asked them to give a speech. The men who had taken the supplements experienced half as much anxiety according measurements of stress hormones in their bloodstream.

Yogurt and nuts have very high levels of the type of amino-acids used in the study.  So a healthy snack might help reduce your anxiety.

It seems logical that this stress-reducing snack might be a good choice in advance of an interview, which is kind of like a super-stressful speech and presentation all rolled into one!

So, prepare for your interview, and give yourself an extra boost by downing some yummy amino acids!

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2 Responses to “What to Eat Before Your Interview”

  1. 1 Marcos Salazar October 3, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    This is what personal trainers (I used to be one) advice to clients. The Amino Acids help reduce stress on the muscles caused by exercise and could reduce stress caused on the brain during the interview. In addition, since your brain is working on overtime during an interview, it is going need amino acids to keep producing neurotransmitters, so a snack filled with AAs if a great choice. You will want to eat it about 1.5-2 hours before in order to digest them so they can be available in time for the interview.



  2. 2 Miriam Salpeter October 3, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Great to know some additional tips! Especially key is to know when to eat those good amino acids! Thanks for commenting.

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