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How To Prevent Brain Freeze

During the heat of the “Frog Days Of Summer”, those cold drinks and ice cold treats sure hit the spot, and sometimes we feel it in our head. Brain freeze. You know, when you drink or eat something ice cold too quickly and then get head pain?

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According to an article in “Women’s Health”, research presented at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting, when you sip ice water through a straw, it causes and artery behind your eyes to dilate. Apparently, that artery may press upon nearby nerves causing head pain.

Here’s how to prevent brain freeze. Jorge Serrador, M.D., of Harvard Medical School and author of the research study, advises you to drink those cold drinks slowly to prevent the rush of blood and resulting sting.

So, stay cool and sip slowly.

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