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March 14, 2011 2:10 PM
On a daily basis I eat between 5-8 52 ounce cups of ice. Some say its not the same as actually drinking water. What do you think?
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March 14, 2011 2:14 PM
I don't know if it is the same, but I would say it is beneficial. I read that your body burns calories heating water up. If you give it ice, it would have to burn even more calories to heat it up to a usable temperature.
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March 14, 2011 2:14 PM
water is water... whether in liquid of frozen form.
March 14, 2011 2:15 PM
FIll the glass full with ice, then fill with water, that is 52 ounces. Then drink the water and eat ice after. Then you will have an accurate reading on how much water you are consuming.
March 14, 2011 2:16 PM
I do both... i get a glass filled up with ice add water then i drink AND eat the ice :o) best of both worlds and the eating of this ice is like my placebo food as it feels like im eating something LOL all psychological i tells ya "o)
March 14, 2011 2:17 PM
I was an 'ice eater' too. Happened to mention to my Dr. She said it could be a sign (eating the ice?) of low iron or anemia. Sure enough, after a blood test - my iron was low. I've since started taking iron supplements. I also no longer 'eat' ice, in fact, have gone the other way - get my drinks 'light on the ice.' Interesting - my personal opinion is how can it be bad? It's liquid, in solid form!
March 14, 2011 2:18 PM
QUOTE:

I don't know if it is the same, but I would say it is beneficial. I read that your body burns calories heating water up. If you give it ice, it would have to burn even more calories to heat it up to a usable temperature.


I read that too! They say to always have ice in your water to burn extra calories.. So you're doing great! :)
  1972383
March 14, 2011 2:21 PM
I craved ice when pregnant....was due to an iron deficiency.

Now, that doesn't answer your question, but something you should tune into.
March 14, 2011 2:28 PM
Yes it is because my iron is low but the iron pills just make my feel gross so I don't take them. I really don't like water but I am trying to make myself increase and get my 8 glasses.
  4997104
March 14, 2011 6:27 PM
QUOTE:

water is water... whether in liquid of frozen form.

i agree
March 14, 2011 6:29 PM
QUOTE:

I was an 'ice eater' too. Happened to mention to my Dr. She said it could be a sign (eating the ice?) of low iron or anemia. Sure enough, after a blood test - my iron was low. I've since started taking iron supplements. I also no longer 'eat' ice, in fact, have gone the other way - get my drinks 'light on the ice.' Interesting - my personal opinion is how can it be bad? It's liquid, in solid form!


Why do you crave ice if you have low iron? Just curious! Because I'm an ice eater and known to have low iron.... Just curious!

I think eating ice is actually quite bad for your teeth, but I still do it lol
March 14, 2011 6:35 PM
Eating ice only gets you 90% of the water as the same volume of liquid water. This is because ice is less dense than liquid water. So as one person said to fill a glass with ice and then with water, you actually wouldn't get the same amount as just water. This is simple to prove, put a glass filled with ice and water on the table and let the ice melt. The water level will drop (probably a couple ounces).

Yes your body must heat the ice to body temp, but it still must do the same with liquid water, just a little bit more is burned with the ice. How much of this would have just left through the skin if you didn't consume the ice, I don't know.

In conclusion, it doesn't matter which you take in, it's still all water, but you may have to eat one more glass of ice to get this same amount of water.
March 15, 2011 1:49 PM
Thanks guys!
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