By Ann Gabriel | Vigorbuddy.com
It’s almost June! And when we say hello to June, we say hello to cold rainy season as well. One of the most common sickness we get during rainy season, aside from colds, is sore throat. If the traditional salt water is not effective for you, maybe it’s time to try something else. Here’s what to eat to make swallowing less painful.
1. Ice Cream
Ice cream anyone? Now is the perfect time to indulge yourself with all the ice cream in the world. A sore throat is a great justification to scarf a few spoonful of your favorite frozen treat. Cold foods help numb pain and their creaminess enhances the pleasant effect.
2. Ginger tea
Ginger tea has been a classic remedy back in the days of our great grandmothers. Tea can help give your body’s infection-fighting response while giving us the advantage of lower stress, increase focus and, yep, once more, crack down on inflammation. You can opt to get fresh ginger available in the supermarkets or grab an instant ginger tea mix. Drink up to 3 cups per day to treat a sore throat. Any tea can also be used but one of the considered most effective is the ginger tea.
Banana is rich in vitamin C that is thought to prevent cold by boosting immunity. Bananas are quite easy to swallow because of its soft texture, so it’s definitely a good option when you’re sick. Aside from vitamin C, bananas will also provide you the benefits of various nutrients including potassium, and vitamin B6.
Honey can effectively relieve a sore throat and help facilitate a faster recovery from a viral infection when mixed with warm water and lemon juice. It helps in soothing away the pain associated with sore throat by coating the throat. One powerful thing that it does is, it moistens the throat lining and has amazing antibacterial properties that fight infection.Honey can be added to hot tea or oatmeal or can be eaten with any other food.
Soften carrot by boiling them before eating. You wouldn’t want to damage your throat more by its rough edges. Enjoy the benefits of all the various nutrients present in carrots including fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin K.