(RNN) - Eating ice cream for breakfast can make you more alert and smarter, a scientist claims.
That's according to Yoshihiko Koga, a psychophysiology professor at Tokyo's Kyorin University, the Daily Telegraph reported.
One group he monitored the brain activity of first ate ice cream upon awakening and then completed mental exercises on a computer. His comparison group, which did not eat ice cream, completed the exercises more slowly.
To rule out the possibility of the cold food accounting for shocking the subject' brains into a higher state of alertness, he repeated the test with cold water.
Although the cold water resulted in an increased level of alertness and mental capacity, the levels caused by ice cream were significantly higher.
Skeptical British nutritionists said the increased alertness might be the result simply of eating breakfast versus not eating breakfast.