Sore throat refers to the irritation and swelling of the back of your throat. Swelling might be caused by many conditions, including bacterial and viral infections, allergies like hay fever, cigarette smoke, and pollution. Having a sore throat can be extremely difficult to manage and can also impact your quality of life, making it hard to speak, eat, and even breath. Symptoms of a sore throat include difficulty swallowing, redness of tonsils and throat, swollen tonsils, pain while talking, fever etc. Here is a list of foods that help soothe sore throats.
Mashed potatoes make a great breakfast/meal food when you have a sore throat since it does not add on to the difficulty with swallowing nor does it cause much pain thanks to the soft texture. The warmth in fact soothes the throat and makes it heal faster.
Make a smoothie using banana and blueberries. Bananas are soft and easy to swallow, and are loaded with fibre whereas blueberries are loaded with tannins. This can help soothe the sore throat.
Steep some dried sage in a mug of warm water, or sprinkle it into your next bowl of chicken soup. Sage helps fight inflammation and has been used for centuries to alleviate physical discomfort of all sorts.
4. Ice Cream
Cold foods provide pain relief. And if you’re worried about dairy products making your coughing worse, rest assured in the findings published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition: Unless you’re allergic to it, dairy doesn’t actually give rise to more mucous or worse hacking.
5. Hot Chocolate
Dark chocolate has antioxidants which can help reduce the inflammation in the throat. Make sure you use dark chocolate in this recipe. Pour milk into a blender. Add in dark raw cocoa powder, vanilla extract and 1 banana. Cover and blend on low for a few seconds, then increase speed to high and blend until thoroughly mixed.
6. Chicken Soup