Don’t let the kids read this but a Japanese professor Yoshihiko Koga has conducted a study on the benefits of eating certain foods for breakfast!

In his study, half the participants ate ice cream for breakfast and then all participants completed a series of mental task, and it was found that those who had eaten ice cream had faster reaction times than those who hadn’t.

Yoshihiko was surprised by the results and repeated the test with ice cold water to see how it compared to those who’d had ice cream. He discovered that those who drank water did perform better, it was nowhere near as well as those who had eaten ice cream.

Yoshihiko hasn’t yet discovered why eating ice cream boosts your brain functions but it is believed that ice cream stimulates the pleasure centres in your brain which makes you more alert and able to concentrate.

I’m sure my kids will be the first to volunteer to try this out here! Any excuse to have ice cream and for breakfast too!

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  • I think he should test other foods. It can’t just be ice cream that gas this amazing result


  • A scoop of ice cream with pancakes for breakfast is always delicious.

    • It would have been a whole lot of fun to be a part of this study – tasting ice cream.


  • My dad use to give my niece rice bubbles and ice-cream for breakfast when she was young. He figured that it was almost the same as milk. Lol. Mmmm now she is pretty smart, maybe that’s why :)


  • Well I don’t need any more encouragement, ice cream for breakfast it is! (and maybe lunch and dinner as well!)


  • I’ll take that as a good excuse to eat ice cream! Don’t tell my son….


  • Its like everything if you eat it in moderation then its ok. Eating just ice cream for brekky is probably not a good idea really. But im sure my kids would love to read this article to back up their arguments for ice cream for brekky!


  • It’s known that fat is good for the brain and sugar releases fast energy. But there are healthier types of fats and natural sugars for example coconut and banana. I always make homemade ice-cream from coconut cream, raw vanilla powder and fruits and I wouldn’t mind giving them that for breakfast (I would object against store bought ice-cream though).


  • But why? It would be interesting to know the reasons behind this result. Personally I wouldn’t eat it and I wouldn’t let my daughter eat it. I don’t think it’s a very healthy choice.


  • An interesting study but ice-cream for breakfast isn’t for me!


  • no way – really? I have to make sure the kids don’t see me eating ice cream for breakfast then!

    What interesting research and an even more interesting outcome


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