A recent study found that eating ice cream first thing in the morning can improve how your brain functions. Is it propaganda from the Big Ice Cream lobby? Keith Malinak had the story along with some Reese’s ice cream for Doc Thompson and Kal Elsebai on Tuesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”
What study was this?
A Japanese scientist conducted a study where participants ate ice cream immediately after waking up and then did a series of mental exercises on a computer. The study, which was reported in November 2016, found that subjects who ate ice cream performed better.
Should I swap out my usual breakfast?
Probably not. It’s hard to say when the study’s findings haven’t been replicated, but one explanation is that eating breakfast is always better than not eating breakfast.
"Our brain needs glucose to function, and a high glucose meal will aid mental capacity considerably compared to a fasted brain,” Katie Barfoot, a Nutritional Psychology Doctoral Researcher at Reading University, told the Telegraph last year. "This, however, does not condone eating dessert for breakfast.”
Why is this story in my feed?
The study resurfaced this year, likely because it’s an irresistible headline, so that’s why you’re seeing it in your Twitter timeline again.