Every once in a while a study comes along with results that make us want to thank science. And that’s definitely the case with the research that finds eating ice cream for breakfast may actually make you smarter.
Scientists from Kyorin University in Japan found that study participants who ate ice cream for breakfast had better reaction times and were able to process information more effectively than those who didn’t eat the creamy dessert in the morning. The idea is that indulging in a scoop when you wake up alters your levels of alertness and gives a “mental boost.”
Researchers also found similar results from giving participants a glass of cold water, but the ice cream eaters still had higher levels of mental stimulation. So Ben & Jerry’s for breakfast for the win.