Diet Tips

15 Diet Tips That Help Soothe Sore Throat


If a person suffers from cold, there can be a strain on the vocal chords. This leads to the problem of a sore throat. Viral infections like laryngitis, mumps, common cold and influenza can increase the soreness. Bacterial infection due to tonsillitis, tonsil abscess, and strep throat can also cause this problem. There is a lot of pain and discomfort due to this. It is a minor problem that is resolved without taking medicines. Some foods help in giving relief in the problem of a sore throat. We will tell you about such foods here.

Following Are The Top 15 Foods That Help Soothe A Sore Throat:

1. Tea

Drinking hot tea has been found to be effective in fighting sore throat problem. For this, you can take herbal tea. Make the tea by steeping herbs like licorice and sage in boiling water.[1] Strain and drink the tea hot.

Take Green Tea, Coffee

2. Soup

Soup is another healthy drink to take when having a sore throat.[2] Vegetarian people can drink lentil or beans soup. Non-vegetarian people should drink hot chicken soup. You can also have canned soups.


3. Fruit Juice

It is beneficial to drink lime juice when you have pain and infection in the throat.[3] Also, you can give iced pops made from the juice to children. It helps in reducing pain in the throat due to anesthetic properties.

Fruit Juice

4. Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds help in reducing soreness in the throat. For this, you need to use the extract of this seed. Do gargling with it after mixing it with water.[4] Do this thrice a day.

Fenugreek Seeds

5. Banana

Banana smoothie helps in soothing a sore throat. Make the smoothie by blending curd, tofu, and almonds in a food processor. Add whey protein powder.[5] Mix tofu, vanilla extrac,t and banana. Blend again. For a sweet taste, mix honey. Drink the smoothie.


6. Potato

Potato is another bland food that reduces sore throat problem.[6] For this, you need to use a potato poultice. Bake potatoes and wrap them in cloth or stocking. Apply the poultice externally on the throat. It will give relief in the problem of a sore throat.


7. Clove

Clove is a spice that reduces soreness in the throat.[7] For this, you need to chew the clove. It reduces pain in the throat and food pipe. You can also sue clove oil for gargling.


8. Cinnamon

Drinking cinnamon tea is useful for sore throat problem.[8] Make the eta by steeping cinnamon for five minutes in boiling water. Also, you can suck cinnamon lollipops.


9. Pomegranate

Take pomegranate rind and dry it in the sun. After that, grate it fine. Boil it in water and cook on a slow flame. Strain, mix sugar and use the solution for gargling.[9]

Pomegranate (2)

10. Honey

Honey is a natural sweetener that gives relief in a sore throat. Drink tea with honey.[10] Mix honey, turmeric and butter in milk and drink it. You can also do gargling with honey.


11. Yogurt

Yogurt is a bland dairy food that helps in soothing the throat. It cools the throat and gives relief in soreness.[11] Add honey to yogurt and consume it for best results. You can also have frozen yogurt.

Eat Yogurt

12. Garlic

Garlic helps in fighting throat infection caused by the attack of virus and bacteria.[12] It contains an ingredient called allicin, which has antiseptic properties. Eating garlic increases your immunity to cold and infection. Drink ginger garlic tea.


13. Carrot

Carrot is a very nutritious root vegetable that is useful for fighting sore throat.[13] For this, you need to boil the carrots and then eat it. The vegetable will become soft and easy to consume.


14. Cucumber And Spinach

Cucumber and spinach are two healthy vegetables that help in healing a sore throat.[14] For this, you need to make soup of these two vegetables. Drink the hot soup to soothe the throat.

Cucumber And Spinach

15. Kimchi

Kimchi is a Koran dish that helps in fighting sore throat problem.[15] It is a spicy food that soothes the throat. Thus, you should eat Kimchi when you have throat problems and soreness.



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