Why Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast Is Good for You: Study

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A woman eats an ice cream, New Delhi, India, April 19, 2010. Ice cream and other cold foods are found to have an "awakening" affect on the brain after sleep. Prakash Singh/Getty

Eating ice cream for breakfast is good for the brain, according to a Japanese scientist.

Yoshihiko Koga, a professor at Tokyo's Kyorin University, claims that eating ice-cold food immediately after waking up shocks the brain into an active state, increasing alertness and mental capacity.

Koga analyzed the results of a series of clinical trials that measured brain activity after eating different foods at different temperatures in the morning.

People who ate ice cream first thing experienced an increase in high-frequency Alpha waves, leading to boosted alertness and reduced mental irritation, The Daily Telegraph reported.