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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 March 13, 2019

                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                      How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                      Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                      You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                      Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                      1. Work on the small tasks.

                      When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                      Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                      2. Take a break from your work desk.

                      Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                      Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                      3. Upgrade yourself

                      Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                      The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                      4. Talk to a friend.

                      Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                      Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                      5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                      If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                      Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                      Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                      6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                      If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                      Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                      Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                      7. Read a book (or blog).

                      The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                      Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                      Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                      8. Have a quick nap.

                      If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                      9. Remember why you are doing this.

                      Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                      What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                      10. Find some competition.

                      Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                      Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                      11. Go exercise.

                      Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                      Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                      As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                      Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                      12. Take a good break.

                      Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                      Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                      Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                      Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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