What kind of food we eat, not just at home but also at the workplace can greatly influence how our creative juices will flow. In some cases, the type of food we eat can cause more damage to our body and even reduce our immunity and result in sickness which will inevitably lead to a dramatic drop in creativity and how we perform. It is a good idea to keep a healthy diet and to keep food and herbs which can increase creativity just when we need it the most.
Similarly to other factors which influence our mood and creativity, food we bring into our bodies can have the same effect, although this can depend on a lot of factors and before you pack up on herbal teas, nuts and other nutrient-rich munchies, first check if you are allergic to anything. Also, see if your body will react in the same way as you are planning to do so.
Making even mundane chores and jobs into pure awesomeness is only possible if you feel creative. Unless you can see the fun in your next task, it is time to think about improving your creative engine.
The artificial world
If we eat a lot of processed food, especially the kind that is rich in trans fats, or even excessive sugar can lead to quickly draining your creativity and slowing you down, making everything and everyone dull. Furthermore, artificial flavoring will not only ruin the great taste you could be experiencing but it also packs food with high amounts of everything that is not supposed to go into your body.
If we eat a lot of junk food, drink a lot of caffeine and generally ruin the delicate balance in our body, then we will soon feel the aftermath. Fogginess, not being inspired and similar symptoms are only the tip of the iceberg of the rollercoaster of boredom and lethargy that will follow.
Time for complex carbohydrates
Most of us have heard about carbohydrates, sugar and flours, but complex carbs are part of the food which takes longer to break down and they are being better absorbed by the body, which leads to your brain enjoying more creative juices. Wholegrain breads, oats and other similar grains are not only good for getting the creative juices flowing, but they are great for your health as well.
Brown rice is especially healthy and you will be able to make awesome gourmet meals using it. Remember that barley is also very healthy and if prepared well it can be used as a substitute for work time snacks.
Fatty acids are crucial too
The first thing when your see fat is to think about the fat which forms in our bodies, but this is different. Fatty acids are greatly required for our brain to function well and to process information at lightning speeds. The next time you are planning a snack, or if you want to cook a truly magnificent and tasty meal, do not forget to include hemp or flax seeds and even if you are able to get some, chia seeds. They will boost your creativity and your immunity as well.
Walnuts are great for a light snack and to include in a variation of east to make meals. Avocados are great for making guacamole, healthy and tasty; also you can include them into a number of tasty meals. Using coconut and olive oil will add that extra exotic zing to your cooking.
Most of the meals prepared this way, and all the seeds can be used in any office or even when you want a light snack. They will give you a quick much needed healthy boost of energy and creativity.
Include antioxidants as well
They are a healthy help for our cells to stay vital longer. Moreover, antioxidants also help our brains work better. The good thing is that a lot of antioxidants come with a combination of vitamins as well, so you will be able to enjoy a good tasty treat while getting your thinking cap on. Citrus fruits, berries, and even green tea is a great way to relax and regain creativity.
At Cubic Promote, we like to kick back with a good hot cup of green tea while we let our brain power up. And if we feel really devilish, we also treat ourselves to some chocolate, but only the dark stuff is good and filled with antioxidants.
At home, preparing squash and broccoli is healthy and rich with creative inducing antioxidants, so do not hesitate to make all kinds of specialties.
Author bio: Damian Wolf is a writer and part of a creative team for Cubic Promote business. He loves to write about business and life, with an accent on creativity and useful tips. When he's not too busy, Damian enjoys with family and friends.