The latest research by scientists in Australia suggests that eating sugary breakfast cereals can improve the memory of teenagers.
Earlier studies have shown mixed results with some researchers saying that sugary cereals could contribute to obesity while others claiming that it may sharpen the brain. As part of the new study, scientists studied 37 students, aged 14 to 17, who ate a popular corn-based cereal with a high Glycaemic Index or a high fibre bran-based cereal with a low Glycaemic Index.
The researchers then tested the students to see how well they could memorise a list of 20 names of tools, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and kitchen utensils. The participants who ate the high-GI cereal remembered on average two more words.