What Does It Mean If You Are Craving Crushed Ice?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 8:30:52 PM ET

According to Andrew Weil, M.D., the craving for ice is linked to pregnancy and iron deficiency anemia. It's less frequently linked to a few other nutritional problems. The craving for or compulsion to chew ice is known as pagophagia.