Study Says Eating Ice Cream For Breakfast May Help Improve Mental Performance

According to a Japanese website, ice cream is the perfect breakfast idea. The study was conducted by Professor Yoshihiko Koga of Kyorin University.

The professor explains that eating ice cream improves alertness and mental performance.

For his study, Koga compared the brain activity of participants who ate ice cream first thing in the morning with those who don’t. Participants who eat ice cream showed faster reaction times and lower levels of mental irritation.

The study became really popular, and the Japanese website says their study was supported by a sweets company.

We usually use egg yolks, sugar, whole milk and heavy cream to make homemade ice cream. Conventional ice cream contains soybean oil, corn syrup and pectin.

A serving of Ben & Jerry’s contains 260 calories, 23 grams of sugar and 14 grams of fat. This has nothing to do with health. A serving of Cheerio’s with whole milk has similar number of calories, but a gram of sugar and 2 grams of fat.

Cheerio’s isn’t the healthiest breakfast option, but it’s better than ice cream. Harvard Medical School explains that sugar increases the risk of heart disease. Sugar is dangerous for individuals of every group.

The American Heart Association suggests that women consume less than 100 calories from sugar per day. Men should consume less than 150. One gram of sugar has 4 calories, and a serving of ice cream has about 100 percent of the recommended daily intake of sugar.

Instead of sugar, make yourself nice homemade ice cream using healthier ingredients. Feel free to use avocado, berries, nuts, cocoa, coconut milk and other organic ingredients.

Sources:
www.independent.co.uk
www.precisionnutrition.com

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