What to eat to relieve a sore throat

To alleviate a sore throat, foods such as honey, warm lemon tea, or ginger are excellent options because they help reduce the feeling of irritation and pain in the throat, as well as strengthening the immune system so that the body better fights inflammation .
To relieve a sore throat, a tablespoon of honey tea is enough to strengthen the body's defenses, and in addition to this, it is necessary to drink ginger-lemon tea or echinacea tea at least twice a day.  

Ideal diet for sore throat

The diet to relieve sore throat has to be made with liquid foods and a pasty consistency, so as not to cause pain when swallowing food. Some examples of these foods can be: 
·         Atoles;
·         Soups;
·         Fruit or vegetable puree;
·         Juices or smoothies;
·         Yoghurt;
·         Jelly,
·         Scrambled eggs.
In addition to these foods, it is important to use garlic and onion in food preparation because they have a substance called allicin, which is an anti-inflammatory substance. If the sore throat does not subside within 3 days, a doctor should be consulted as medication may be necessary. 

Chocolate is bad for a sore throat?

No. A good home remedy is to let a piece of half-bitter chocolate melt in your mouth, because chocolate, in addition to containing substances with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help reduce inflammation, also contains a little fat that helps lubricate the throat. , relieving pain.

What not to eat when you have a sore throat

Foods that should be avoided when you have a sore throat are hard foods like toast, cereal, granola because they can scratch the throat when swallowing, thus increasing pain. Cold foods such as ice cream should also be avoided and acidic fruit juices such as orange or pineapple, because they increase pain on contact with the sore throat. 
Acidic fruits are good to strengthen the immune system, therefore, they should be used when you have a sore throat, but in smoothies and not as juice, since when mixed with milk it decreases acidity and thus does not cause pain when passing down the throat. 

Sample menu for sore throat

The table below shows a 3-day menu for when you have a sore throat. This menu includes foods that help ease discomfort. 
Main meals
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
200 ml of Oatmeal Atol + 200 ml of melon juice
200 ml of cornstarch + 200 ml of apple juice
1 Scrambled egg with 2 slices of bread + 200 ml of peach juice
Morning snack
200 ml strawberry smoothie + 1 square dark chocolate
200 ml plain yogurt with chopped banana
1 pc Cooked apple compote
A carrot broth with 1 roasted apple with a touch of cinnamon
Mashed potatoes with shredded chicken + Cooked zucchini and eggplant salad + 1 slice of watermelon
90 g of ground meat + Pasta + Cooked green bean salad with carrots + 1 banana
Afternoon snack
Ginger tea + 1 little cake 
Crushed banana + 1 square of dark chocolate
200 ml of gelatin
1 scrambled egg with cheese + 2 slices of bread + 1 pc of cooked pear
90 g of fish + 1 cup of pumpkin puree + cooked green bean salad with carrots + 1 ud cooked peach
Shucked chicken + 1 cup rice + Cooked chayota salad with carrots + 1 slice of melon
Throughout the day it is important to drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day, which can be taken in the form of ginger or echinacea tea, but other excellent alternatives can also be mallow, sage or altea, which are teas that have anti-inflammatory properties. 

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