Could eating ice cream for breakfast actually have mental health benefits? A study shows eating ice cream right after waking up can result in improved instances of alertness and mental performance. The study, which was published on Japan’s Excite News website Tuesday, compared participant’s brain activity in people who had been given ice cream immediately after waking up with those who had not eaten ice cream.
They found that people who had consumed ice cream for breakfast showed better reaction time and were able to process information better than those who did not have the ice cream. Further tests of brain activity also showed that the people who had ice cream first thing in the morning had an increase in high-frequency alpha waves, which are associated with higher levels of alertness and can reduce mental irritation. So what does this mean exactly? Most people would consider it a sin to have ice cream for breakfast. But you might rethink a scoop of the cold, sweet treat first thing in the morning. Now go grab a scoop and enjoy!
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