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Ice cream is a favorite treat for all generations and is usually enjoyed after meals, between meals, but a Japanese study shows something else – that ice cream is the perfect morning jolt. The study was led by Professor Yoshihiko Koga of Kyorin University, who deals with the problem of improving alertness and mental performance.
Koga divided the study participants into two groups, those who received ice cream immediately after waking up and those who received other types of breakfast. Participants who received ice cream had faster reactions and less mental irritation when their brain activities were compared.
When this Japanese study was distributed to the English-language media, it became viral in a very short time. On the Japanese website, it can be noticed that it has huge support from the confectionery company. Unfortunately, fact-checking is not possible because the Japanese website does not link directly to the study itself.
Different Types of Ice Cream
Most of the homemade ice creams are made from:
- Egg yolks,
- Whole milk, and
- Heavy cream
Conventional ice cream, like Ben & Jerry’s, is made by using ingredients such as:
- Soybean oil,
- Corn syrup, and
When someone is obliged to count calories than should know that one serving of Ben & Jerry’s contains 260 calories, like a serving of Cheerio’s, but the first one contains 14 grams of fat, and 23 grams of sugar, while the second 2 grams of fat, and 1 gram of sugar.
Analyzes done at Harvard Medical School show that a diet rich in sugar increases the risk of heart disease, but this does not only apply to people who are overweight, but to everyone if the sugar exceeds the normal level in the body.
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