TRIBUNJAKARTA.COM - It is not possible if someone does not like ice cream that is sweet and cold. Ice Cream turns out to be able to produce a series of physical and emotional responses in most people. You must have felt a happy feeling when you spent one ice cream.
Some researchers say, mood can naturally improve with or without food, for example some time after we feel anger. Ice cream can be said to be an emotional reliever, especially for teenagers, or you who are often moody.
According to Psychologist Ayoe Soetomo, during the Launch of Joyday Ice Cream some time ago in South Jakarta, teenagers are very vulnerable to experiencing mood swings or sudden mood changes.
"When talking about teenage moods, physical changes in hormones are unstable then changes in social roles, they are not young children anymore but are said to have grown up and have not yet arrived, so that it affects emotions and it is very natural to happen," Ayoe said.
According to Ayoe, if you want to find happiness and improve mood, look for what we like.
"When discussing how to look for happines or happiness then improve mood, indeed the first level is looking for enjoyment and comfort when on the move, that is one of them eating foods that we like or activities that we like," he said.
When consuming what we like, for example ice cream, certain parts of the brain respond positively to positive emotions.
"There are parts of the brain that are responsible for positive emotions which then affect the intake of ice cream, then that part of the brain then works more actively or better," he said.
Here are the reasons why ice cream can improve mood, as quoted from Livestrong:
The body becomes more energized
Ice cream contains protein, which consists of amino acids. The amino acids that we get when eating ice cream can affect mood. Protein-rich ice cream increases the likelihood of tyrosine levels in the brain. Tyrosine is a neurotransmitter that increases levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in our body, according to the Franklin Institute. The result is that we are more alert and more energized.
Has a calming effect
Dairy products in ice cream are neurotransmitters: chemical sensitive carriers that only require the right environment to trigger their release. Tryptophan is an amino acid in dairy products that leads to a calm mood by increasing serotonin production, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. It is known to help us relax and sleep better.
Have a variety of nutrients
Eating ice cream can also provide other benefits for the body, more than just improving mood. Ice cream can be a source of carbohydrates, protein, and fat which can help the process of energy synthesis.
As quoted from the Newsweek website, a study conducted by Yoshihiko Koga, a professor from Kyorin University, Tokyo, proves that eating cold foods such as ice cream shortly after awakening can provide a stimulus to the brain to become more active, increase alertness, and mental capacity.
For those of you who love ice cream, these benefits can be obtained provided they consume them wisely, aka in healthy and reasonable portions.
Ideally, ice cream is consumed in half a cup or half the size of a baseball. Consumption is also in reasonable frequency. (Nakita.id/Fadhila Afifah)