REAL FOOD: 6 HEALTHY WAYS TO SPARK YOUR CREATIVE BRAIN
We all know that ‘real’ food does more than just provide our bodies nourishment. These 6 foods can enhance our memory, enhance our focus, protect us from mental exhaustion, improve our brain power and just plain help us to keep our creative spark ‘sparking’.
Lentils – these are great in soups but can be used in many other recipes. Your brain loves the high folate and B vitamin content of lentils.
Nuts/Seeds - like walnuts, cashews, peanuts, almonds, flax seed, sunflower seed, tahini (key ingredient in hummus!). These make a great and quick snack to keep your creative mojo flowing late in the day. Bonus - nuts/seeds are easy to carry for a quick on the go snack.
Acorn squash - squash is easy to cook- just pop it in the oven, bake and eat!! Of course, there are a myriad of great recipes out there. Treat yourself to another yummy B12 powerhouse.
Mango - This is a most yummy and refreshing fruit (my personal fav) that is pack full of good for you nutrients….it is a great source of B6 and your brain loves this nutrient!
Honey - local and raw honey is amazing for you. It is loaded with B vitamins and will give your brain a boost! It is great for use in your tea!
Fresh brewed tea (either loose leaf or tea bags - not the store bought processed kind) - with a teaspoon of honey, a fresh brewed tea has the unique ability to relax us and energize us at the same time