Our food habits and constituents affect our body. We all know! But it impacts creativity too; sounds silly? But it’s the truth. What we eat can extensively influence our mind and soul, thereby playing with our creative capacity. You can find a mention of the same in both our ancient texts and psychological books.
There is a French proverb, indicating the same. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (a French Lawyer) said, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are”. That’s the power of your food items.
How food habits can affect creativity?
Well, it does this indirectly by remodelling the aspects of your life that are not accurately measurable (because results vary according to situations). These are – concentration level, sleep pattern, thinking abilities, mood, motivation and state of mind. You can think of other such factors too.
Are you thinking, how to keep track of this? Which food items can alter your creativity? The answer is that there is no exact answer to this question. Because all this depends on multiple factors, including your liking, atmosphere and thought process. Thus, it’s a continuous process. Moreover, the results vary from person to person and keep changing. Therefore, finding a response demands close attention.
But there are some consumables which are, generally, known for having a positive effect on the creativity of humans. Let’s have a look at those.
Food That Boosts Creativity
As per the study published by Peking University, the consumption of black tea made the participants more creative. So, give it a try, if you have not already done.
Dark chocolates, with a higher quantity of cocoa, reduce stress and keep you happy, by supporting the release of hormones like serotonin and endorphin.
Owning to a higher presence of Omega-3 fatty acid, Salmon aids your brain by offering better cognitive performance and preventing depression.
Being rich in protein, eggs are known for increasing energy level. Moreover, the consumption of egg improves mental health and allows you to have better focus.
Shocked! Alcohol here doesn’t permit you to be boozed. Basically, wine has a huge positive impact on mental health, when taken in limited quantity. It is because of the presence of a compound known as – Resveratrol. In addition to the prevention of cancer and ageing, it supports your memory too. By enhancing cognitive abilities, it enables you to be more creative.
Oats have many vital minerals, vitamins, fibres, carbs and antioxidants. Along with helping you in fighting with many diseases like diabetes, blood pressure and heart problems, oats keep your mind healthy and fresh. As a result, you can concentrate better on your work and interest is inevitable.
The intake of nuts helps you in keeping your brain healthy as nuts have numerous essential elements, including protein, vitamins and minerals. In short, they are a good source of nutrition.
In The End…
There is no sure-shot formula that you can apply to preserve the creativity from the negative impact of food items. You can only do this through regular monitoring. It is an ongoing process. And to achieve success in the same, you need to be mindful. By noticing small consequences, you can do big. So, start today. Keep a watch on your food habits.
P.S. This is not a health journal. So, always consult your nutritionist or family doctor before deciding.