Savvy Eater

Pablo Picasso is one of many successful artists who realized the importance of eating good brain food. His doctor prescribed him a diet of fish and spinach to boost his powers of abstract thinking. Whereas Picasso’s talent almost certainly isn’t solely down to his diet, if you are striving to reach the peak of your creative powers you should start looking after your brain by feeding it properly.

“Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.”

― Pablo Picasso

Top Foods for the Creative Mind


1. Unprocessed Food

Simple really. If it’s made in a factory, don’t eat it.


2. Coldwater Fish

High in Omega 3 fatty acids, the best brain food around.


3. Cruciferous Greens

Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, bok choy.


4. Whole Grains

These wholegrain foods will stop the glucose energy that your brain feeds on from being released too quickly, providing you with a steady stream of mental energy as you work on your masterpiece.


5. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

These will provide you with a steady flow of high quality fuel to your brain.


6. Beans & Pulses

Regulate the release of glucose to the brain.


7. Nuts & Seeds

Like beans and pulses, they will help your brain to receive a steady flow of creative juice.


8. Green Tea

Slows down the aging process of the brain.


9. Coffee

Caffeine will help speed up your metabolism and will give your brain a boost in concentration for a short while.


10. Unhealthy Treats…What!?

Even if you follow a strict creative diet to prolong your creativity, life is too short! Indulging in your favorite unhealthy treats every once in a while will not do you any significant harm and will help release endorphins to your brain making you feel positive. However, don’t overdo it, in both frequency and portion size,  or risk putting a limit on your creativity.


So there you have it! Food most definitely effects your creativity and ability to stay focused and be productive… so choose wisely! Let the creativity begin!

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

– Virginia Woolf