On a hot day in the middle of summer, there’s often nothing that you crave more than a nice, icy-cold glass of water to help relieve you of the heat and humidity.
But if you find yourself reaching for the ice tray, you might want to hold on for a second.
As it turns out, much like iced tea, plain old ice water hides all sorts of hidden dangers for your health.
When we first read about it, it came as a complete shock. Drinking water is supposed to be the ultimate no-guilt consumption. After all, it’s organic, all natural, and calorie-free.
As it turns out, it’s not the water that we have to watch out for. Plain old water is still as safe as ever.
The issue is the ultra-low temperature, which can wreak havoc in our bodies and cause all sorts of unintended discomfort.
Scroll through the gallery below to see exactly what ice water is doing to your health.