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Colds, fire, etc. can cause sore throats. Many people first take medicine for sore throats, which can indeed relieve symptoms quickly. But in fact, sore throat can also be relieved by the following diet.
1. Chicken soup
Drinking chicken soup when you have a sore throat is an ancient health remedy. Because chicken soup has mild anti-inflammatory properties, it can also help relieve sore throats by limiting the viruses in the throat that come into contact with the mucous membranes. Adding carrots, corn, celery, etc. to chicken soup not only has high nutritional value, but also can help improve your self-healing ability.
2. A mixture of lemon juice and honey
A mixture of lemon juice and honey can be said to be an excellent substitute for throat lozenges. Sore throats are mainly caused by inflammation of the pharynx, and this mixture reduces inflammation and relieves the feeling of swelling and heat in the throat.
3. Ginger or honey tea
Ginger's pungent, honey's tangy sweetness may sound like a miraculous way to soothe a sore throat. In fact, taking ginger slices in the mouth can relieve the symptoms of itchy throat, and when drinking honey tea, the steam will also enter the respiratory system, which can moisten the mucous membranes, prevent throat irritation, and reduce coughing.
4. Boiled Carrots
Carrots contain vitamin K, vitamin A, iron, potassium and other nutrients. Carrots can be said to be a remedial food when people are sick, but they should be boiled or steamed before eating. This is because eating raw carrots may aggravate a sore throat.
5. Whole Wheat Noodles
Eating soft noodles is good for treating sore throat. Whole wheat noodles are also rich in various nutrients such as cellulose, iron, zinc, vitamin B1, B2, B3 and vitamin E. Zinc, found in whole-grain foods such as whole-wheat bread, is critical for the immune system. "Whole wheat noodles + tomato sauce" or "brown rice + vegetables" are good healthy combinations.
Olives also have certain medicinal value. The climate is dry in winter, chewing fresh olives can moisturize the throat, clear away heat, quench thirst, and produce body fluid, which has many benefits. Chewing 2-3 fresh olives a day can prevent upper respiratory tract infection.
Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, which helps fight inflammation and boost immunity. Eating bananas with whole grain foods such as oatmeal is a "double insurance" against cold viruses. At the same time, banana is a non-acidic soft fruit that is easy to swallow and does not irritate the throat. If you are afraid of banana cold and diarrhea, you can steam the banana.
8. Mint tea
Peppermint has a pungent and cool taste, can dispel wind and dissipate heat, and has a very good effect on treating fever, headache, and sore throat caused by wind-heat and cold. Mint is relatively cold, and people with cold symptoms who are afraid of cold should not eat it.
The β-glucan rich in oatmeal has the effect of lowering fat and improving immunity. A number of studies have found that eating oatmeal and other foods regularly can prevent upper respiratory tract infections, improve the vitality of human white blood cells, and then help the body fight against influenza. Adding banana or honey to oatmeal can help soothe a sore throat.
10. Mushroom Soup
If you have a sore throat, you should eat more foods that moisturize your throat. Mushroom soup is one of them. The trace element selenium rich in mushrooms helps white blood cells produce cytokines to clear viruses. The glucan in mushrooms is an antibacterial sugar that fights infections.
When you have a sore throat, you should not eat spicy and irritating foods, because these foods will irritate your throat and make the pain worse. When you have a sore throat, you can choose the foods recommended above to restore yourself as soon as possible.
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