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Hi,

I've had a few bouts of anemia. My iron levels just started dropping again, and I knew because the ice craving came back, though this time, it's not severe (1-2 pieces satisfy me).

I won't advocate eating extreme amounts of ice, but if you must have it, there are ways that won't ruin your teeth.
-- fill only the bottom of ice cube trays to make ice wafers. I find it's not that I need to chew them. I just want the breaking and release of cold water. The thin wafers break on my tongue, and even if I bite down, they're thin enough not to stress my teeth.
-- get a crushed ice machine or use a blender or smoothie machine to make crushed ice. You can eat it with a spoon from a bowl.

To the person who asked why anemia makes us crave ice, I don't think they know. It's just water, especially if you're drinking bottled distilled water, as I do.

I've wondered about letting the water sit in a cast iron pan before putting it in an ice cube tray, to give it some iron content....





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