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August 29, 2017

How Food Can Help Inspire Creativity

What do popcorn and creativity have in common? You may be surprised to learn the two are more similar than you think… As long as you don’t drown the popcorn in butter and seasoning!

The whole grains in popcorn help keep you mentally alert by regulating glucose flow, while a one-two punch of B6 and B12 vitamins boost short-term memory and concentration.

What we eat affects our creative energy. Processed foods are high in trans fats, excessive sodium and sugar, as well as artificial ingredients and additives. They not only drain our creativity but they will also leave us feeling foggy, uninspired, and bored!

Power foods to help with brainstorming and idea generation

Check out these foods and beverages to help get your creative juices flowing:

  • Blueberries
  • Green tea
  • Baked salmon
  • Egg yolks
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Water
  • Chocolate (the pure, dark stuff)
  • Citrus fruits
  • Broccoli
  • Walnuts

Now you might be asking yourself, where does booze fall on the list? It doesn’t.

Most big ideas created under the influence turn out to be not so big the following day. I think many of us can relate to some alcohol-induced ideas that were epic at the time… But ultimately turned out to be epic fails!

So the next time you are in charge of organizing the snacks for a creative thinking session, save the beer and Doritos until after the meeting!

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Reach out to the Barefoot Brainstorming team today for help generating your next breakthrough idea.