Home Health Have a Sore Throat? Try These Food Remedies


If you have a sore throat, you may want to try one or more of the following food remedies!
5 Food Remedies to Soothe a Sore Throat

Drink honey water: The mechanism of how it helps is not fully understood, but honey is capable of inhibiting the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. To soothe a sore throat, simply mix one to two tablespoons of honey into a cup of hot water.

Gargle with salt water: My mother would hand me a warm cup of salt water every time I got sick. Salt draws water out from cell membranes, effectively reducing swellings and inflammation, giving your sore throat some temporary relief. Try adding half to one teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water, and gargle with it at least once each hour.

Sip green tea throughout the day: A 2007 study showed that research participants taking green tea extracts had improved immune response because they secreted more virus-fighting interferon. The effect of hot liquid on your sore throat is like a warm gel pack on a sore muscle. Better yet, add some honey to your green tea!

Try apple cider vinegar: I can’t find any scientific evidence of how it works, but many people just swear by it! Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water, gargle, and swallow.

Have Vitamin D pill: The sunshine vitamin continues to surprise us. A 2007 study found that subjects taking daily Vitamin D supplements were 3 times less likely to report cold and flu symptoms. A higher dose (2000 IU/day), given during the last year of the study, resulted in virtually no reports of cold or flu symptoms.

 

source: healthcastle.com

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