Emphasizing that the day should definitely start with breakfast for a stronger memory, Assoc. Dr. Haluk Saçaklı said, “If we accept our body as a machine, it will be activated with breakfast. Students who do not have breakfast have longer perception time in classes and exams, and concentration disorders are observed.

Stating that breakfast regulates blood sugar and affects brain cells positively, Saçaklı said, “Mental fatigue is prevented and long-term working capacity increases.”


Stating that breakfast should be made between 7 and 9 in the morning, Saçaklı used the following expressions:

“Milk and dairy products strengthen the brain and body formation. Cheese increases body resistance. Egg is one of the best and quality protein. Grain bread nourishes the brain and prevents mental fatigue. Oats, with vitamins B1-B2, allows the brain to work efficiently. Vegetables and fruits normalize the blood sugar that has fallen while sleeping. Pineapple cleans the blood pathways to the brain and increases blood circulation to the brain.”

Stating that butter, olives, hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds affect memory positively, Saçaklı said, “Organic honey, natural jam, molasses give quick energy to the brain.”

Stating that wholemeal biscuits and dried or fresh fruits can be eaten between 10:00 and 11:00 in the morning, Assoc. Dr. Haluk Saçaklı listed the things to eat for lunch as follows:

“For lunch, pasta, fish, pure olive oil, salad and ayran meet all the needs of the brain. In order to reduce body and brain fatigue during the day, a small breakfast menu can be consumed in the afternoon. Chocolate can be consumed, provided that it is not excessive. Chocolate increases intelligence development. It improves cognitive functions.”


Stating that vegetables should definitely be consumed at dinner, Saçaklı said, “Artichokes are very important for brain health. Soybean contains one of the building blocks of the brain. Black radish influences and directs the function of brain units. Legumes and chickpeas stimulate blood circulation and provide the brain’s need for clean blood. For a comfortable sleep, pasta with cheese and yoghurt should not be forgotten.”

Stating that at least 8 glasses of water should be consumed per day, Saçaklı warned that tea and coffee consumption should not exceed 4 cups.

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