As years go, 2016 has been pretty terrible. But, finally, in the twelfth month of the year (better late than never, huh), good news has been bestowed upon us. Are you ready?
EATING ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST IS GOOD FOR YOU!
Yup, researchers carrying out a study in Japan found that participants given ice cream for breakfast had better reaction times and were able to process information more effectively than those who hadn't chowed down on the creamy stuff for brekkie.
The study, originally published by Kyorin University professor Yoshihiko Koga, suggests that indulging in a scoop of ice cream the moment you wake up alters your levels of alertness and gives you a "mental boost." They also attributed ice cream with reducing "mental irritation," which we think translates to "makes you less sungit;" scientists, we are not.
Koga uncovered similar results when giving participants a cold glass of water in lieu of ice cream, but determined that a dollop of ice cream still garnered higher levels of mental stimulation. To be on the safe side, we're going to have both.
So, there you have it. Next time a family member glares disappointedly in your direction when you're face-deep in a banana split before 9 a.m., show them this article.
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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.