9 Best Foods to Soothe a Sore Throat

HEALTH  |  November 09, 2016
  • 1. Tea
    1 / 9 1. Tea

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    One of the best remedies to soothe a scratchy throat is a warm cup of tea. Regardless of whether you use black, green or white tea leaves, they’re all high in antioxidants to give your body an immunity boost. (Also Read: 6 Reasons to Start Drinking Green Tea)

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  • 2. Honey
    2 / 9 2. Honey

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    Honey is a well-known throat soother thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine also found that honey is an effective remedy against coughs. Just go for raw, wild or manuka honey – the less processed the better!

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  • 3. Oily fish
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    Make salmon, tuna and mackerel your choice of protein when you’re sick. These fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids, a compound that helps to reduce inflammation in the body.

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  • 4. Oats
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    Load up on oatmeal when you’re feeling down. Oats are nutritious and full of fibre and antioxidants, plus they’re easy to swallow too. You can enjoy them hot for a warm meal, or cold as overnight oats. (Also Read: A Tasty and Healthy Recipe for Overnight Oats)

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  • 5. Soup
    5 / 9 5. Soup

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    When your throat feels like sandpaper, soup is the easiest thing to swallow. Have a bowl of hot chicken soup with vegetables thrown in for added nutrients.

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  • 6. Bananas
    6 / 9 6. Bananas

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    Bananas are a great option for a quick brekkie if you’re feeling under the weather. Besides being soft and easy-to-swallow, bananas are also high in vitamin B to give you an energy boost, and vitamin C to fend off infections.

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  • 7. Scrambled eggs
    7 / 9 7. Scrambled eggs

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    Soft, creamy, and delicious, these go down easily. Plus points for its high protein and amino acid content.

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  • 8. Avocados
    8 / 9 8. Avocados

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    High in healthy fats and vitamin C, avocados are a great nutrient powerhouse when you’re unwell. They’re smooth and creamy too, and can be paired with honey for an added anti-inflammatory kick.

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  • 9. Popsicles or ice cream
    9 / 9 9. Popsicles or ice cream

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    Hooray, this made the list! Cold treats definitely help relieve the pain of an inflamed throat. Just be sure to drink lots of water as well, and avoid them if you’re coughing.

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