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The brain is one of the most important organs of our body. From the beating of the heart to the breathing of the lungs and even the brain, which allows you to move, feel and think, is of vital importance. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to the fact that the brain works as efficiently as possible. The foods we eat contribute to strengthening the functional functions of the brain. At the same time, foods that will improve your memory and increase your concentration are as follows.


Fatty fish are the first foods that should come to mind when it comes to brain health. The fatty fish such as salmon, tuna and trout, which are quite rich in the omega 3 fatty acids, should definitely be consumed frequently.

While 60 percent of the brain is made up of fats, half of these fats are made up of omega 3 fatty acids.

Omega 3 is also able to slow down the mental decline that occurs with age, and thus also prevents Alzheimer’s disease.

At the same time, it has been proven that problems such as depression and learning disabilities are more common in people who do not receive enough omega 3.

A recent study found that regular consumption of oily fish allows you to have more gray matter in the brain. This gray matter, on the other hand, is of great importance in functions such as decision-making in the brain, controlling memory and emotions.

If you like to drink coffee in the morning, then this ingredient will please you very much. Caffeine and antioxidants, the two main ingredients in coffee, are of great importance in maintaining brain health.

The benefits of coffee can be listed as follows;

Increases alertness

Caffeine prevents the secretion of the chemical substance adenosine, which makes you feel sleepy, which helps keep your brain awake.

Improves mood

Caffeine also promotes the proliferation of neurotransmitters that will make you feel good, such as dopamine.

Increases concentration

A study found that caffeine intake increases a person’s attention and alertness levels.


There are various benefits that each offal provides to the body in itself. But it rejuvenates and keeps the brain vigorous, especially thanks to the high amount of omega 3 fatty acids found in the brain and tongue. These foods, which are also rich in vitamins, are recommended by experts for everyone, from children to the elderly.

Offal is low in fat and quite rich in vitamins. Vitamin B12, which they contain in large quantities, is a vitamin necessary for the proper functioning of the brain and the formation of white blood cells. Offal supports the production of hormones with the niacin contained in it, and also keeps your skin and health healthy with riboflavin.


Cocoa-rich dark chocolate, or cocoa powder directly, is a wonderful compound that provides brain power by containing caffeine, antioxidants and flavonoids in it.

Dark chocolate contains 70 percent cocoa, but it provides all the benefits of cocoa, while these benefits are not seen in decates containing between 10 and 50 percent cocoa.

Flavonoids are the name given to a group of plant compounds called antioxidants.

The flavonoids contained in chocolate, on the other hand, accumulate in areas of the brain that are related to learning and memory, and strengthen memory in all individuals who have reduced and consumed age-related mental decline.

In a study conducted on 1 thousand people, the effects of chocolate consumption were investigated and it was observed that the memory and mental performance of individuals who consumed chocolate more often were better than those who did not eat it.

In another study, it was found that individuals who ate chocolate experienced more positive emotions than those who ate crackers. In short, we can also say that results have been obtained that chocolate positively affects mood.


Thanks to the collagen and hyaluronic acid contained in its content, bone broth plays an important role in maintaining brain health. When properly prepared, it supports not only the brain, but also the immune system.

Thanks to the amino acids proline and grisin, it makes a great contribution to the recovery of the brain and connective tissues and strengthens memory, increases brain function.

Bone broth should be obtained by boiling the marrow over low heat for at least 12 hours. It is possible to support brain health with ingredients such as rosemary and onion.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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