Growing up your parents probably told you dessert came after your main meal but you might want to rethink that strategy now if you’re a parent because Experts Say, Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast Is Good For You so grab a spoon and let’s start digging up some ice cream!
Experts Say, Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast Is Good For You
According to translation from The Telegraph, a study by Yoshihiko Koga, a professor at Kyorin Univeristy in Tokyo, found that eating ice cream in the morning makes you more mentally alert.
According to the Telegraph story, subjects were told to eat ice cream upon first awakening, and then had their mental acuity tested by performing tasks on a computer.
Those who had eaten ice cream performed better and had faster reaction times, researchers found.
They tested whether ice cream shocks people into alertness just because it’s cold by repeating the experiment with cold water. The cold water subjects did also demonstrate improved mental performance, but not as much as those who’d eaten ice cream.
So, could it be a combination of sugar and the coldness? Or, is it really that ice cream has magical benefits?
It actually might just be the reduced level of stress one feels when they eat ice cream. I mean, have you ever seen a person be upset while eating ice cream? Emotional maybe but not overly angry.
Professor Koga is a specialist in psychophysiology, and his studies look into links between certain types of food and reduced stress. He also studies the connection between different foods and their impact on the aging process.
While he hasn’t nailed down exactly what makes someone happier, believes that ice cream is a treat that triggers positive emotions and added energy. Um, duh that totally makes sense!
And he isn’t the only expert that has come to this conclusion.
In 2005, neuroscientists at the Institute of Psychiatry in London scanned the brains of test subjects as they ate vanilla ice cream and saw immediate results…
The study found that eating ice cream activated the same “pleasure spots” of the brain that are lit up by winning money, or listening to a favorite piece of music.
“This is the first time that we’ve been able to show that ice cream makes you happy,” Unilever spokesman Don Darling said at the time.
So, while eating ice cream every morning probably isn’t good for you, eating it for breakfast time to time won’t hurt and it can bring some positive benefits.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?