Information has been released related to drinking very cold or ice water and potential problems that can cause. Ice cubes are often not a clean as one would wish, some having been found to contain bacteria and fungi in restaurants as well as in homes. Various reports connect drinking ice water with:
· Increased risk of a headache (more common in females) and a potential link with migraines
· Increased risk of a sore throat
· Increased expenditure of energy as the body’s core temperature needs to be raised to the average of 98.6 F or 37 C.