We recently touched on the idea of eating healthy foods to increase your brain power in 5 Study Tips In Under 5 Minutes, but here, we want to take a look at what sort of foods the geniuses of history used to eat and some other foods you should consider including.

It’s common knowledge by now that foods rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids help our brains break down disease and prevent inflammation. But wisdom kings and queens like Einstein, Beethoven, Marcel Proust and Celeste Albaret didn’t necessarily stick to that rule.


Beethoven, started each day with a cup of Joe which had exactly 60 beans per cup. Marcel Proust (a French novelist), also followed this daily routine. However, Proust indulged in two cups of strong black coffee, followed by a cup of boiled milk which he doused with caffeine tablets.


It’s time to increase your egg intake because it turns out eggs for breakfast seemed to be a common factor for many geniuses and high achievers. Painter, Georgia O’Keefe was one who was known to have favoured scrambled eggs for brekky. Eggs are rich in choline which is considered critical for brain development, so we recommend including this one in your diet.


Speaking of breakfast, a large number of geniuses ate breakfast religiously. Eating breakfast will jump start your brain (quite literally). It provides your body and brain with the fuel it needs to function throughout the day. So if you plan on spending hours upon hours studying in one day, breakfast is a no-brainer (see what we did there).


That comment you may have heard last year about cutting down on the smashed avo couldn’t be more wrong. Avocado is rich in antioxidant Vitamin E, which is associated with lowering your risk of developing Alzeheimer’s. So go forth and smash all the avo’s your heart desires (in moderation of course).

Peanut Butter

Don’t put that PB&J sandwich down just yet. Peanuts are actually a great source of healthy fats such as Vitamin E. These sorts of fats help keep the heart and brain in good shape. In fact, we think Charles Schulz the cartoonist and creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy was onto something. Schulz was known to sprinkle peanuts over his pancakes every morning. Hmmm, we wonder where that cartoon name ‘Peanuts‘ came from?

If you have an allergy or don’t like peanuts, you can also try almonds and hazelnuts which you can find in paste forms in some grocery stores.