- Tokyo-based professor says ice cream makes you smarter
- Study was conducted using cold water as well
- British researchers are not convinced
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.
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.
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. 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”
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.”
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.
"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," reports The Telegraph.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:05 PM