Eating ice-cream for breakfast makes you smarter says study; are you buying it?

First Published 11, Sep 2020, 7:30 PM


Good breakfast helps you to stay healthy, but what about trying some ice cream for breakfast?
 

<p>When you think of breakfast, your go to is usually cereals or eggs or paranthas, or even just a bowl of fruits to kickstart your day.<br />
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When you think of breakfast, your go to is usually cereals or eggs or paranthas, or even just a bowl of fruits to kickstart your day.
 

<p><strong>&nbsp;But that could all change – a study conducted by a Tokyo-based researcher – indicates that people who consume ice-cream as part of their breakfast, are likely to be smarter and more alert than their non-ice-cream eating counterparts.<br />
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 But that could all change – a study conducted by a Tokyo-based researcher – indicates that people who consume ice-cream as part of their breakfast, are likely to be smarter and more alert than their non-ice-cream eating counterparts.
 

<p>According to The Telegraph, Yoshihiko Koga conducted a number of tests on his subjects. &nbsp;“Test subjects were required to eat ice cream immediately after waking up.</p>

According to The Telegraph, Yoshihiko Koga conducted a number of tests on his subjects.  “Test subjects were required to eat ice cream immediately after waking up.

<p>They were then put through a series of mental exercises on a computer.” “Prof Koga's subjects exhibited faster reaction times and better information-processing capabilities”</p>

They were then put through a series of mental exercises on a computer.” “Prof Koga's subjects exhibited faster reaction times and better information-processing capabilities”

<p>That’s not all. To prove that this was no fluke, he also conducted the experiment using cold water. &nbsp;The results were astonishing. “Test subjects who drank cold water did display a degree of increased alertness and mental capacity, although the levels were markedly lower than among subjects who started the day with ice cream.”<br />
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That’s not all. To prove that this was no fluke, he also conducted the experiment using cold water.  The results were astonishing. “Test subjects who drank cold water did display a degree of increased alertness and mental capacity, although the levels were markedly lower than among subjects who started the day with ice cream.”
 

<p>Are you ready to stock up on your favourite ice-cream? Well, not quite. British researchers believe that the reason could be as simple as not eating breakfast at all vis-a-vis those who did. “"Our brain needs glucose to function, and a high glucose meal will aid mental capacity considerably compared to a fasted brain.</p>

Are you ready to stock up on your favourite ice-cream? Well, not quite. British researchers believe that the reason could be as simple as not eating breakfast at all vis-a-vis those who did. “"Our brain needs glucose to function, and a high glucose meal will aid mental capacity considerably compared to a fasted brain.

<p>"This, however, does not condone eating dessert for breakfast. A study which explores the interaction between consumption of low and high GI foods, whilst including a fasted group, would establish a better understanding of this increased mental capacity," reported The Telegraph.</p>

"This, however, does not condone eating dessert for breakfast. A study which explores the interaction between consumption of low and high GI foods, whilst including a fasted group, would establish a better understanding of this increased mental capacity," reported The Telegraph.

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