Study says eating ice cream for breakfast may help improve mental performance



A Japanese scientist has found that people who eat ice cream when waking up can become smarter.


According to his research, ice cream enhances people's reaction to events and reduces mental irritation. Professor Yoshihiko Koga at Kyorin University in Tokyo tested people who ate ice cream in the morning through a series of mental exercises.


He also conducted tests that included another group of people who ate a regular breakfast, and found that the first group was better at processing new information.


After studying the "brain activity" of people who eat ice cream in the morning, Professor Koga found that there is a high abundance of high frequencies of alpha waves as these waves are associated with reduced mental irritability.


The researcher Koga considered that the ice cream eaters in the morning had been exposed to a shock that made them in a high alert due to the low temperature until the freezing of the ice cream.


It is worth noting that Professor Koga is a specialist in physiological psychology and previously studied the possibility of links between certain types of food and stress relief. He also studied the nature of the effect of certain foods on aging.


It is reported that researchers conducted a study in 2012 on the topic of whether eating a cake of chocolate for breakfast can help in losing weight.


The researchers claimed that eating sweets along with traditional proteins and carbohydrates helps curb cravings for sweets later in the day.