The Entrepreneur’s Diet to Increase Health and BrainpowerThe entrepreneur’s diet can be key to business success.  As entrepreneurs and business owners, we’re often busy and tend to always be on the go.  Eating right can be overlooked.

Maintaining a healthy diet, even when things get hectic, will help to keep you healthy, increase brainpower and ensure you’re working at the best of your abilities.

Fruits and Veggies

Fresh, local, organic produce is an easy and fast way to eat healthy.  Keep lots of your favorite fruits and vegetables on hand so you’re prepared when hunger strikes.

They are high in various vitamins and can help prevent illness.  There’s truth in the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

“Smart” Foods

Research has proven that adding certain foods to your regimen can increase memory and brainpower.

Blueberries can improve learning capacity and motor skills.

Avocados are almost as good as blueberries for the brain; they contribute to healthy blood flow, lower blood pressure and increase brain function.

Beans are a quick, easy and economical way to boost your energy and brainpower.

Pomegranates offer potent antioxidant benefits, protecting the brain from damage from free radicals.  If you don’t have time to wrestle with the fruit’s tiny seeds, go for pomegranate juice (just be aware of the added sugar).

Nuts and seeds improve cognitive abilities.  Try walnuts – they can improve memory scores and functions.

Whole grains promote blood flow and cardiovascular health, and a healthy heart means a healthy brain.

Deep-water fish like wild salmon are rich in the omega-3 fatty acids essential to brain function. Sardines and herring contain the same goodness.

Freshly brewed tea provides a caffeine fix, and enhances memory, focus and mood.  Tea also has potent antioxidants.

Dark chocolate is the best bet to satisfy your sugar cravings.  With powerful antioxidants and natural stimulants (including caffeine), it enhances focus and concentration.  Even better, it stimulates the production of endorphins that help improve mood.

Plan Ahead

Keeping your kitchen full of healthy foods ensures you have the energy and brainpower to keep going – even on the busiest day.


Getting the most benefit from a healthy diet also requires exercise and sleep.

Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise daily.  Exercising doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to hit the gym…  go for a walk, take a bike ride or do yoga in your office.  What you do to exercise isn’t as important as just doing it.

Late nights and early mornings are common for busy entrepreneurs.  Getting at least 6-8 hours of sleep per night will leave you rested and ready to take over the world.


How do you stay healthy as an entrepreneur?  Did you find this post helpful?  Let us know in the comments section!


Tamara Smith

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