We鈥檝e heard of a lot of great ways to get a culinary kick-start to your day, including indulging in some foods that even taste like dessert, but having actual dessert for breakfast has always seemed like a total no-no 鈥 until now, that is!

According to聽a November report聽from Japanese website Excite News, one Professor Yoshihiko Koga at Tokyo鈥檚 Kyorin University found that eating ice cream for breakfast 鈥 yes, ice cream! 鈥 seemed to have cognitive benefits in a study between two groups.

Two friends eating ice cream from an ice cream parlor on a warm day

Instructing a group of control participants to begin a series of mental exercises after having a normal breakfast and another group to indulge in the cold聽delight instead, the professor found that the group who聽had eaten the ice cream had 鈥渉igh-frequency alpha waves鈥 present in a scan of their brain activity. This, in turn, resulted in 鈥渞educed mental irritation,鈥 increased alertness and a better overall performance than their non-ice cream-eating counterparts.聽You don鈥檛 say!

We know what you鈥檙e thinking 鈥 that totally could鈥檝e been a fluke. The professor thought so too, which is why he repeated the same test, substituting cold water for ice cream this time around.

As it turns out, the ice cream really was the key to the test group鈥檚 performance boost. While the group that drank the cold water saw a slight increase in score over those that went without, it wasn鈥檛 quittttteee as significant as the group that had eaten the ice cream.

Japanese women in early twenties,Kyoto,Japan

Super exciting news, right? Not so fast (we knew there had to be a catch!): As nutrition-consultant Charlotte Stirling-Reed told The Huffington Post, the results could be explained by the rush of the forbidden 鈥 since we鈥檙e normally not 鈥渁llowed鈥 to have ice cream for breakfast, it鈥檚 possible the thrill alone was enough to cause the spike in waves.

Alternately, it could have also been a side effect from the food鈥檚 glucose鈥 which would likely cause you to crash later.聽Instead of ice cream, Charlotte recommended the outlet鈥檚 readers stick to 鈥渟low-release foods,鈥 such as 鈥 shocker! 鈥 porridge (AKA oatmeal), fruit and the like 鈥 womp, womp.

Ah, well. Everything in moderation, right? One day couldn鈥檛 hurt鈥

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(h/t Elite Daily, photos via Rob Culpepper + Yagi Studio/Getty)