Does Ice Cream Cause Cold?

No, eating ice cream does not cause the common cold. The common cold is caused by viral infections, primarily by rhinoviruses, although other viruses can also be responsible. It is not caused by the temperature of the foods we consume.

The reason why the common cold is more prevalent during colder months is not directly related to eating cold foods like ice cream. Instead, it is attributed to factors such as people spending more time indoors in close proximity to each other during colder weather, which facilitates the spread of viruses from person to person.

To reduce the risk of catching a cold or other viral infections, it is essential to practice good hygiene, such as washing hands frequently, avoiding close contact with sick individuals, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to support a strong immune system.

While eating ice cream won’t cause a cold, some people may be more sensitive to cold foods, and consuming them quickly may trigger a headache or brief discomfort known as “brain freeze.” However, this is a temporary sensation and not related to the common cold.