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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 December 9, 2019

                      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                      Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                      Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                      Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                      1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                      Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                      This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                      In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                      The result: no more mental stress.

                      2. Unplug

                      Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                      How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                      It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                      Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                      3. Easy on the Caffeine

                      Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                      Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                      4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                      That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                      How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                      • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                      • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                      • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                      While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                      5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                      This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                      The result: mental stress will be gone!

                      So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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