Washington Times — Kyorin University professor Yoshihiko Koga found that test subjects who ate ice cream for breakfast performed better on a computer-based mental-exercise drill than a control group, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. “Professor Koga found that ice cream eaters fired off an abundance of high-frequency Alpha-waves,” explained the Daily Mail. “These waves are linked with reduced mental irritation and high alertness.”
According to the Daily Telegraph, Mr. Koga, “is a specialist in psychophysiology, with his studies including looking into links between certain types of food and reduced stress.”
As with virtually all dietary research, however, there’s a caveat. Mr. Koga “has yet to determine a firm connection between the mental boost delivered by ice cream and a specific ingredient,” said the Daily Telegraph, and the boost in performance may well be largely psychological, “in the sense that ice cream is a treat that triggers positive emotions and added energy.”
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that specific ingredient is sugar.
Much like Ross Gellar, I don’t like ice cream because it’s too cold and hurts my teeth. But I do love Dippin’ Dots. It’s been the Ice Cream of the Future for about 30 years now and I still believe it will one day catch on in the mainstream and be the ice cream of the present.