- Some foods and drinks like potato chips, red meat, coffee, and acidic juices can irritate the throat.
- Other foods can help soothe the throat such as soup, smoothies, ice cream, and bananas.
- If your sore throat is severe or lasts longer than 1-week, you should make an appointment with your doctor.
Almost everyone can relate to having a sore throat at some point or another, probably multiple times in their lifetime. However, there are many things that can be the root cause of a sore throat, so don’t jump to any dire conclusions.
No matter what the cause is, did you know there are some foods that can make your sore throat last longer or be more intense, while others can naturally soothe it? Well, you will now! We’re going to detail a number of foods that you’ll want to leave behind (or adopt) until your throat is healed — or beyond.
Eat: Chicken Soup for the Soul (And Throat)
It’s hard to top a nice bowl of chicken soup, especially during a long, cold winter. If you have a sore throat, then there are even more incentives to dip your spoon into a homemade chicken soup, according to Medical News Today.
The source cites past research that suggests the vegetable content of chicken soup may have “anti-inflammatory properties and help clear the airways,” which is obviously good news to a sore throat sufferer. Meanwhile, the source points out that simple bone broth may also help to reduce inflammation.