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Foods To Help Your Creativity

July 18th, 2013

We all have those moments (hours in my case!) when we just can’t get going. You sit down to work and it’s a hard slog. Nothing comes easily, you have to fight to get every thought out of your head and onto the page. This can have many causes, but I’d say the one most people suffer from is plain old tiredness.

Feeling tired can lead to a lack of concentration and a block on creative thought. But, whatever the cause, you need a remedy and one of the easiest is food!

So, here are a list of some foods, and drinks, you can try:

• avocados – these are high in omega three fatty acids, which are one of the best brains foods.

• seeds – pumpkin, flax, sunflower, choose whichever one you want, they all contain huge amounts of omegas three and six, plus thiamine, zinc and vitamins A and E

• nuts – these contain lots of protein and vitamin E, which improves concentration

• leafy greens – full of brain feeding folic acid, not to mention the vitamins you’ll be giving yourself. Try to include spinach, it has lots of iron (which can help memory and concentration) and broccoli, which is packed full of brain-function-enhancing vitamin K

• green tea – full of anti-oxidants, which are great for getting blood flowing to the brain to help with concentration

• dark chocolate – yes really! But it has to be really dark, at least 70% coca content to get the benefit of the antioxidant content

• water – your brain is made up of over 80 per cent water so keeping it well hydrated is essential for proper functioning

• popcorn – this moreish treat is full of vitamins B6, B12 and E which all help improve your brain power and ability to focus.

I should be thinking about a lovely green leaf smoothie with lashings of spinach, broccoli, seeds and nuts. But what I’m actually thinking about is I have an excuse to create dark chocolate coated popcorn!

This is only a short list – there are plenty of other alternative foods and drinks you can use. What’s your favourite?

 

 

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