Real Food: 6 Healthy Ways to Spark Your Creative Brain

6 Healthy Ways to Spark Your Creative Brain

6 Healthy Ways to Spark Your Creative Brain


Article by Darlene Dunn
Photo Credit: Dasha & Mari
Magazine: Issue #21

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

So, add some of these to your daily routine and spark your brain to new levels!!!

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