Some good news! A Japanese scientist claims that consuming ice cream for breakfast improves a person’s alertness and mental performance, the U.K.’s Telegraph reports. Yoshihiko Koga, a professor at Tokyo’s Kyorin University, carried out clinical trials in which test subjects were required to eat ice cream immediately after waking up. They then performed a series of mental exercises on a computer. Compared to a group that had not eaten ice cream, the ice-cream-eating subjects exhibited faster reaction times and better information-processing capabilities, according to the article. Monitoring of the subjects’ brain activity revealed an increase in high-frequency alpha waves, which are linked to elevated levels of alertness and reduced mental irritation, the article said. READ MORE