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According To Science, Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast Might Help Improve Your Mental Health

by Alisha Upadhyay

According To Science, Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast Might Help Improve Your Mental Health

June 18, 2021

Convincing parents for Ice cream just got easier. You might have had breakfast for dinner, but how many times have you had desert for breakfast? Scientists now say that Ice cream for breakfast can make you the sharpest tool in the shed.

We all have been told how important a fulfilling breakfast is. However, have you considered changing your nutritional routine by eating something for breakfast usually reserved for dessert after dinner?

Sometimes one might find themselves hangry even if they just ate breakfast a few hours ago. Scientists have come up with a solution for this. Eat ice cream for breakfast. Giving a child ice cream for breakfast is frowned upon by most parents. If they realized it might make their children smarter, parents would reconsider letting their children take a scoop of the cold, sweet dessert first thing in the morning. 

Don’t Believe Us? There is A Study Stating It

A grape might have more genes than you, and ice cream might just be healthy. According to a study published on Tuesday on Japan’s Excite News website, the brain activity of individuals who were given ice cream shortly after waking up was compared to those who had not eaten ice cream. Koga discovered that those who ate ice cream for breakfast had a faster reaction time and were better at processing information than those who did not. Further brain activity testing revealed that participants who ate ice cream first thing in the morning had higher amounts of high-frequency alpha waves connected with increased alertness and can help lessen mental irritation.

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Those who eat ice cream for breakfast have a faster reaction time and are better at processing information.

How Does it Work?

Ice cream is said to have an ‘awakening’ impact on the mind, and when eaten right after waking up in the morning, it shocks the brain, causing it to become active and aiding in the development of mental skills. In other words, eating ice cream shortly after waking up gives your mental health a considerable boost and perks up your brain to the point where you are cognitively awake all day.

Subjects were tested a second time, this time receiving cold water instead of ice cream as soon as they awoke. Although the test results demonstrated increased alertness and mental capability, those who ate ice cream for breakfast had much more mental stimulation. More research is needed to fully understand which component in ice cream is responsible for the mental boost. According to the report, Koga wants to see if ice cream triggers happy emotions and increased energy levels.

It is undeniably true that those who do not eat breakfast are less productive than those who do so daily. When it comes to eating ice cream for breakfast, the whole game is about the amount of glucose in your daily breakfast. According to a prominent nutritional psychology researcher, foods heavy in glucose (sugar) increase mental abilities greatly compared to not eating at all.

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Also, ironically, ice-cream/sugar will increase your chance of sadness, lower your brain function, and make you more prone to Alzheimer's disease in the long term.

The Flip Side

But there’s another side to this tale, as Business Insider Rafi Letzter eloquently stated in his plea to other journalists to refrain from urging people to eat ice cream for breakfast. Sugar is hazardous in a variety of ways, according to research. Ironically, it will increase your chance of sadness, lower your brain function, and make you more prone to Alzheimer’s disease in the long term. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide what to eat for breakfast, ice cream or no ice cream; that is the question. 

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