A Study Shows That Having Ice-cream For Breakfast Makes You Smarter

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along?

Lost that holiday weight?

Stopped smoking?

Reduced your drinking?

Having 8 hours of sleep?

By no means, this is an introspective article, but if you were wondering, I am back on my bullshit.

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Those aforementioned questions were just an abstract of my inner monologue on most days.

I have not lost any weight (I think I gained 2 kilos last month) and I have started appreciating wine, so I have significantly increased my alcohol intake and not to mention, I have been smoking like a chimney.

You must be thinking, at least he is clocking in 8 hours of sleep.

Well, hell no.

I had zero hours of sleep last night and to top it off, I had a scoop of vanilla ice-cream for breakfast coz’ I am a full-grown adult.

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It might seem like I am on a downward spiral but you’re wrong.

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That scoop of vanilla ice-cream must have saved me (and I saved it from going to waste cause it was going to expire in 2 days’ time).

So, on my way to work, I was feeling lit—yes, on a Monday.

I can’t believe I was feeling happy and full of zest for life on a ******* Monday morning while I was almost trampled to death by the morning crowd.

So, I thought to myself, “what did I do differently today ?”

And then it hit me as I was hit by a wave of pungent smell when I entered the last cabin of the train—it must be the ice-cream.

So like any other millennial, I took my million dollar question to the great technological prophet that is Google.

And here’s what I found.


Lo and behold, according to a research study in Japan back in 2016 which was originally published by Kyorin University professor Yoshihiko Koga, ice-cream is good for you. To be exact, eating ice-cream for breakfast in the morning.

The study suggests that having a scoop of ice-cream when you wake up “alters your levels of alertness and gives you a mental boost.”

Participants who indulged in ice-cream for breakfast were able to process information better and had faster reaction times.

It doesn’t hurt that it makes you happier as well.

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Yoshihiko Koga wanted to see if cold water could produce the same result. Unfortunately, while drinking cold water does give similar results, it’s proven that ice-cream still gets the job done better.

Not to mention ice-cream has shit loads of sugar which are essentially fuel for your mind and body.

Now, before you get all hyped up about it and start your ice cream binge early in the morning, chill out

Because it might be #FakeNews, at least according to Business Insider Singapore lah. And what they have to say is pretty legit too.

For one, there was no link to the original study.

And secondly, it was noted that the control group didn’t eat breakfast at all.

So on one hand, you have folks who ate ice cream and on the other, you have folks who didn’t have breakfast.

So it could just be that the fact that the ice cream group ate something that’s raising their mental awareness.

To drive the last nail in the coffin of this wondrous revelation, Business Insider Singapore stated they’ll be contacting Kyorin University professor Yoshihiko Koga himself to find out the facts.

The fact that they’ve yet to update the article might show that he didn’t reply to them, or the study is still considered #FakeNews.

Either way, I think I’ll stick to my peanut butter and bread for now.

How about you?

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