Food That Can Increase Your Creativity

The art of creativity is hard. You wait for inspiration and it just won’t come. Sometimes it arrives in the middle of the night when you have to be awake at 5am for your day job. Sometimes it seems like it will never visit again.

The most frustrating thing is when you are in the middle of a block. You have part of the story but you don’t know where it will go next. Some days you just don’t feel like it and hanging up your pencil, paintbrush, or video camera and going into accounting. The pay is better and more reliable, after all.

The problem is that we can’t quit. Creative types are not able to just turn it off and on like an outlet. These things are second nature to us and the great joys and travails of our lives. So, what can we do when inspiration has run dry?

There are some foods that are considered a great way to supercharge your creativity and get those juices flowing again. Let’s take a look.

  1. Tea
Ibrachi’s kitchen  @ibrachimm Photographed by @quareysmatic_photography

Yes, tea will give you a caffeine dose that will leave you more energized and raring to go, but there is also evidence that certain teas will help your memory. Green tea, in particular, has been clinically shown to have a lasting impact on brain connectivity, which refers to the communication networks located within the brain itself. Opening up those networks increases working memory, it has been found, and may even helped stave off degenerative diseases like dementia.

Perhaps all that tea is what helped the British control huge swaths of the globe for so long?

2.     Banana

Bananas are cheap, easy to eat, and delicious. You can find them pretty much anywhere, too — from hotel continental breakfast bars, to every 7-11 or Starbucks out there. But the greatest thing about bananas is that they’re natural mood enhancers and can get your mind back on the things that count. Bananas contain chemical compounds like tyrosine that can help you calm down. Bananas also have a good dosage of potassium, which has numerous psychological and physiological effects.

One of the issues facing many creative types is that they often forget to eat while working or they have poor eating habits. It’s important to stay healthy and eat well. This is one of the ways you can take care of your own creative life.

The body and mind need to have good fuel in order to work properly and that goes for people in the creative arts as much as anyone else. Remember to keep yourself fed with decent, healthy fare and you’ll soon find inspiration returning to yo

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