The best time for ice cream is breakfast! I'm sure most of you reading this would consider it blasphemy to give your child ice cream for breakfast. But, you may want to rethink allowing your kids to have a scoop of the cold, sweet treat first thing in the morning, because a new study says ice cream for breakfast could make your kids smarter! That's right, a scientific review has recently found eating ice cream first thing in the morning is actually beneficial for the brain!

The study, published by Kyorin University professor Yoshihiko Koga, said eating ice cream right after waking up can result in improved instances of alertness and mental performance. The study, which was published on Japan's Excite News website, compared participant's brain activity in people who had been given ice cream immediately after waking up with those who had not eaten ice cream. Koga found that people who had consumed ice cream for breakfast showed much better reaction time and were able to process information better than those who did not have ice cream. Further tests of brain activity also showed that the people who had ice cream first thing in the morning also had an increase in high-frequency alpha waves, which are associated with higher levels of alertness and can reduce mental irritation.

So, forget the Cheerios. Try serving your kids ice cream and let me know your observations! After all, life is a lot like ice cream, so enjoy it for breakfast before it melts!