You may be surprised hear ice cream is the perfect morning jolt. The study, conducted by professor Yoshihiko Koga of Kyorin University, says eating ice cream can improve alertness and mental performance.In the study, Koga compared the brain activity of participants who had ice cream right after waking up with those who did not. Participants who had ice cream had faster reaction times and less mental irritation.
Before you start replacing your Cheerio’s with Ben & Jerry’s, consider the fact how this Japanese study went viral on English-language media.The Japanese website that originally popularized the study mentioned its said to be supported by candy/ice cream store. Worse, the Japanese website does not link directly to the study itself, making it impossible to fact check however ice cream in my opinion is never a bad idea . lets talk about Homemade ice cream which is made from egg yolks, sugar, whole milk, and heavy cream. Conventional ice cream, like Ben & Jerry’s, has other such ingredients as soybean oil, corn syrup, and pectin.
One serving of Ben & Jerry’s contains 260 calories, 23 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of fat. That’s hardly the picture of health. In comparison, a serving of Cheerio’s with whole milk has the same amount of calories, but only 1 gram of sugar and 2 grams of fat.While Cheerio’s isn’t the most nutritious breakfast option, if you like a bowl of dairy for breakfast, a low sugar cereal with organic milk is a whole lot better than ice cream. According to Harvard Medical School, a diet high in sugar increases the risk of heart disease. You may think this is only true of people who are overweight, but in fact, sugar is equally as dangerous for people of a healthy weight.The American Heart Association recommends women consume less than 100 calories of sugar per day and men consume less than 150. Considering there are 4 calories in 1 gram of sugar, a single serving of ice cream contains nearly 100 percent the recommended total amount of sugar. Clearly, ice cream for breakfast is a less than ideal choice however if you want to go for it why not? it is common knowledge that you should always eat junk food early during the day so your body has plenty of awake hours to process the food compared to eating it late at night and going to sleep right after ( This is terrible for your body simply because of your body position, if you are laying down it takes more energy from your body to be able to do the normal muscle contractions it has to do to take the food from one place to the other.
if you want to eat ice cream for breakfast, DO IT but just make sure you are watching over your diet because you sure dont want to eat too much sugar, most importantly i believe no matter if you are healthy or not, you should always drink water.