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10 Excellent Foods To Heal A Sore Throat You Didn’t Know About

10 Excellent Foods To Heal A Sore Throat You Didn’t Know About

A sore throat is just one of those horrible body infections that often comes to us at the wrong time. The source is easily explained but just too difficult to understand how to avoid. It is caused by a bacteria infection that could be acquired from ingesting contaminated food or brushing your teeth with a contaminated toothbrush(do not keep your toothbrushes in a an open-environment, they are better in a cupboard). Nonetheless, if you have already caught a sore throat as I presume you have, (that is why you are reading this article), you may want to try these 10 excellent foods you didn’t know about to heal your sore throat.

1. Honey + Garlic + Ginger + Lemon

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    Mixing ground garlic and ginger with honey and lemon all in warm water can be of great help to clear your sore throat in a matter of hours. Garlic, lemon and ginger will help destroy the sore throat causing-bacteria while honey being a universal healing agent will rebuild the layer of your throat which was damaged. This mixture can also serve to assist many other mouth, throat, and stomach issues.

    2. Salt + Water

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      Gargling salt and water is a great sore throat healing agent which has been used for decades and still remains effective. The salt helps to reduce the pain by adding more sodium to your throat’s walls and also frees up your stuffy nose.

      3. Chicken Soup

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        A delicious bowl of chicken soup is one of the most exciting remedies to deliver you from the excruciating pain caused by sore throat. Chicken soup is not only an anti-inflammatory potion but also a revitalizing agent and energy booster which can clean your alimentary and nasal canal as it contains key ingredients such as garlic, onion and chili.

        4. Apple Cider Vinegar

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          Here is another great concoction you will love. Mixing a Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar and a Tbsp of honey in a warm cup of water will warm up and lubricate your throat. Taking less than five of these a day should be enough to mitigate the swelling and heal the infection.

          5. Eucalyptus oil

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            Steam inhalation of a bowl of warm water containing two drops of Eucalyptus oil can go a long way to clearing  your sore throat, cough, and runny nose in a matter of hours. As a natural healing agent, eucalyptus has a great penetrating and coating ability which can calm your inflamed throat.

            6. Banana

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              Bananas are a non-acidic and soft fruit which can travel through your throat without causing any pain. Bananas can also provide some necessary nutrients such as Vitamin B6, Potassium, and most importantly Vitamin C which serves for growth and repair of tissues in your throat.

              7. Boiled carrots

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                Carrots are one of the most useful food remedies you need to clear out your sore throat and revitalize your body. Carrots contain a lot of antioxidants and a huge amount of Vitamin C that serves to repair damaged tissue such as that caused by sore throat. Of course, the carrots should first be boiled or steamed before eating since raw carrots are too rigid and may worsen the pain.

                8. Oatmeal

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                  Eating warm banana oatmeal is not only delicious but very helpful to heal your sore throat as oatmeal contains a good amount of soluble fiber and protein which can help strengthen your fragile throat. Oatmeal mixed with banana offers double the rewards; banana regenerates the layer in your throat which was damaged while the oatmeal fortifies the regenerated layer.

                  9. Scrambled Eggs

                    Scrambled eggs are a very nutritious source of proteins that can definitely help to lower the inflammation caused by your sore throat. Also, eating the eggs without much spices will avoid any unwanted irritation in your throat.

                    10. Cabbage

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                      Eating cabbage can highly reduce the inflammation and pain caused in your throat as it contains a lot of antioxidants including nutritious components such as Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Mixing cabbage with a bit of apple cider vinegar could be delicious and very helpful for your sore throat.

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                      Last Updated on May 21, 2020

                      The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

                      The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

                      You have probably seen enough fad diets to last a lifetime. Many have become popular overnight and left just as quickly.

                      Some fad diets, though, have actually passed the test of time and are making some headway in the nutritional world.

                      Outlined below are four fad diets that are actually beneficial for your health and wellness. Read on to find out why you should consider adopting one (or more) of these healthy eating styles today.

                      An important concept you should keep in mind is to disregard the term “diet” as it is typically used. The word diet implies the idea of restriction and removal. Instead, think of the word diet in this context as a healthy eating lifestyle.

                      Let’s take a look at some of these healthy eating lifestyles that have been categorized, by no fault of their own, as fad diets.

                      1. The Paleo Diet

                      The paleo diet, or ancestral eating, is simply eating the way your paleolithic ancestors would have up to 10,000 years ago, or when the agriculture age began.

                      The advantage now is you don’t have to do this in a loin cloth, unless you want to… The focus of this diet is proteins, vegetables, some fruits, nuts and seeds and some healthy fats.

                      In the paleo diet, there aren’t any grains, starchy carbohydrates, sugars, or dairy.

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                      How Your Health Can Change With Paleo

                      The paleo diet is a good way to keep your blood sugar under control. It can also have a positive effect on type 2 diabetes, and can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

                      With this healthy eating lifestyle, people have also achieved good weight loss results and boast improved energy levels. [1]

                      It’s not just what’s in the paleo diet that’s important, it’s what’s NOT in it. There aren’t any processed and manufactured foods, junk foods, artificial ingredients or chemical additives.

                      Paleo is a way of eating that gets you more in tune with your body and, therefore, can provide a lot of benefits.

                      2. Whole30

                      The Whole30 diet is relatively new and owes its popularity to social media and the #Whole30 Instagram hashtag that allowed people to share and broadcast their success with the diet.

                      With Whole30 you are taking 30 days and focusing on nutritious whole foods such as meats, nuts and seeds, seafood, eggs, vegetables, and fruits.

                      During the month you are eliminating:

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                      • sugar
                      • alcohol
                      • legumes
                      • grains
                      • dairy
                      • soy

                      Whole30 is similar to paleo, but it goes a bit further eliminating sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup.

                      At the end of the 30 days, you strategically reintroduce those eliminated foods back into your diet to discover any possibility of health consequences from them or even potential food allergies.

                      Finding Out How Food Impacts You

                      Most people eat the same things so often and may not realize that certain foods are causing health consequences, as they’ve become accustomed to feeling lethargic and run down.

                      With Whole30 you get the chance to see how these foods may have a negative impact on your body. You’ll also reset your taste buds, which may have become desensitized from processed and artificial “foods” and excess salt.

                      This diet will help you regain your love of food… in a healthy way!

                      3. The Mediterranean Diet

                      The Mediterranean diet has been at the top of the list as a very effective diet for some time now.

                      For people in countries like Italy or Greece, this has simply been a normal way of life–along with higher activity levels, sunlight exposure, proximity to water, and lower stress.

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                      With the Mediterranean diet, the focus is on heart-healthy foods. It looks like this:

                      • Fruits & vegetables
                      • Whole grains
                      • Legumes & nuts
                      • Replacing butter with olive oil
                      • Using herbs and spices instead of salt
                      • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
                      • Moderate amounts of red wine

                      Help Your Heart & Overall Health With A Mediterranean Diet

                      Information from the Mayo Clinic shows that this diet reduces heart disease and lowers your “bad” LDL cholesterol. Studies involving 1.5 million people demonstrated that the Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality, along with overall mortality. [2]

                      With all these benefits, this is definitely a “fad diet” that’s worth the hype.

                      4. The Alkaline Diet

                      The alkaline diet is about changing the foods you eat so that you put your body into an alkaline state and out of an acidic state. When your body is too far on the acidic side it can result in a condition called acidosis. This can lead to issues in your body such as upset stomach, breathing difficulties, headaches, weakness and, fatigue. In extreme cases, it can result in shock, coma, or death.

                      The goal is to get your body in a more alkaline state, which results in overall better health. The focus is on including alkaline boosting foods such as fruits, nuts, vegetables, and legumes. You’re also wanting to reduce acidic foods such as low quality beef and poultry, dairy, eggs, grains, and alcohol.

                      Pros & Cons With The Alkaline Diet

                      The benefits that come from this way of eating is that reduction in inferior quality foods, processed items and alcohol. You may feel improved energy levels, mental clarity and even better joint health.

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                      People also report weight loss but again this may come from the reduction in calories from junk and processed foods but this is not a bad thing at all.

                      One con with this diet is that the pH value of the food you eat might not have an impact on blood pH, as your body is able to balance this pretty well on a day-to-day basis.

                      Follow These Fads for Better Health and Wellness

                      There can be a danger in categorizing things as a fad diet because fads come and go. People are always looking for the next big thing or a quick fix.

                      The four examples above buck that status quo. These diets, though mainstream, actually can give you benefits and aren’t going to go away anytime soon because they work.

                      What makes these diets special is that they boast real whole foods and the eliminate processed and manufactured junk.

                      The Big Takeaway:

                      Whatever way you choose to eat, the focus needs to be on whole unprocessed foods. Look for the cleanest, local and most natural things you can find for the benefit of your overall health and wellness. Your body and mind will thank you.

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