12 Excellent Healing Foods For Sore Throats


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Coping with a sore throat is not a particularly pleasant process. Eating is the last thing that attracts you, but specific foods may actually fuel your body and accelerate recovery. Here are 12 healing foods which will give you enough nutrients to fight off not only your sore throat, but almost any complementary symptoms that come along with a cold.

1) Cayenne Pepper
Where you need more lysing power, you might try using a mixture of hot red chili powder - often called Cayenne pepper - and orange juice. Taken with a straw, can provide almost instant relief from a sore throat.

2) Garlic
Garlic is truly a super food. A soup based on more than 50 cloves of garlic, onions, thyme and lemon will destroy almost any virus that enters its path. When the garlic is crushed, alliin becomes allicin, a potent immune booster with antiviral and antibacterial properties. Allicin compound has to decompose in order to generate a potent antioxidant If you're choosing garlic as your allium family vegetable, try to include at least 1/2 clove in your individual food portion. If you don't like to consume garlic regularly, AlliMAX is a powerful garlic nutraceutical and the only one to provide the body with a guaranteed 100% yield of pure stabilized allicin extract.

3) Lemon With Honey
There are endless uses for lemons. Lemon mixed with honey makes for an excellent throat relieving alternative. A great remedy for inflamed throats, your sore throat will soon feel better as the inflammation reduces. This mixture will also cool down your aggravated throat apart from thinning any congestion. Lemon water can fight throat infections thanks to its antibacterial properties.

4) Pomegranate
Pomegranates are recognized as one of the most antioxidant rich fruits in the world. They offer an assortment of impressive benefits. Not only does this superfruit contain immune-boosting properties, but can ward off infections by acting as an astringent. Pomegranates are especially high in polyphenols, a form of antioxidant purported to help reduce the risk of infections. In fact, pomegranate juice, which contains health-boosting tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid, has higher antioxidant activity than green tea and red wine.

5) Bananas
A non-acidic fruit, banana is a soft fruit that is gentle on your throat. It is quite easy to swallow, especially when you have a sore throat. Along with this, this low glycemic index food is also rich in vitamins, B6, potassium, and of course, vitamin C.

6) Sage
Try trading your regular tea for hot water and sage. Sage's essential oils are the source of the many benefits of sage tea for lung problems and common respiratory ailments. Known to have healing properties, sage has been used as a medicinal herb since earlier times for sore throat remedies. It contains oxygen-handling enzymes, flavonoids, and phenolic acid. The rich aromatic properties arising from sage's volatile oils of thujone, camphor, terpene and salvene can be put to use by inhaling sage tea's vapors to dispel lung disorders and sinusitis. Alternatively, brew a strong pot of sage tea and place it into a bowl or a vaporizer.

7) Carrots
Carrots are superb as remedy food when you're sick, but they should be boiled or steamed before eating. This is because eating raw carrots can be risky for your sore throat and can further aggravate the pain. Other than this, carrots are also full of nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber and potassium.

8) Kiwi
Eating a couple of gold kiwifruit every day may reduce the severity of symptoms of the common cold. Kiwi is a powerhouse of vitamin C. It has 4-12 times more vitamin C than an orange, 3 times more than an apple and 60 times more than grapes. The numbers of days suffering from a sore throat are at least cut in half as a result of eating kiwifruit.

9) Ginger
Ginger is one of the best pain killers in the world having analgesic properties like the popular ibuprofen, only better. It contains a quartet, gingerols, paradols, shogaols, and zingerone which are active ingredients to reduce pain. Ginger reduces pain-causing prostaglandin levels in the body. A superb way to calm an irritated and itchy throat, a hot cup of ginger or honey tea is a great way of aiding your throat to feel better. Sip tea when inhaling the steam from the cup, and it will aid in loosening congestion and tightness of the chest.

10) Cloves
Consuming a tea which contains cloves can help you kick a respiratory infection. 'Cloves work as an expectorant, loosening mucus in the throat and esophagus so you can cough it up,' explains Neil Schachter, MD, a professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City." On the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale used by the National Institute on Aging in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to assess the antioxidant value of foods, clove has the highest ORAC score followed closely by cinnamon.

11) Cinnamon
Valued in ancient times as currency and once considered more precious than gold, cinnamon -- one of the world's oldest known spices -- has one of the highest antioxidant values of all foods. Herbal enthusiasts encourage cinnamon at the first sign of a sore throat. Chinese traditional medicine has also long encouraged cinnamon to ward off and/or sooth coughs.

12) Cabbage
Packed with vitamin C, sulfur, vitamin K, and other antioxidants, cabbage is a great vegetable to incorporate into your diet. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can even relieve headaches.
Given the roles of oxidative stress and chronic inflammation as risk factors for disease, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory richness of cabbage provides amazing health benefits.

See also:
5 Anti-Disease Properties Of Essential Spices In Your Diet
Herbal Tidbit — Garlic (Allium sativum)

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