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Foods & Drinks To Soothe A Sore Throat

Food - general


Dealing with a sore throat can be incredibly uncomfortable, even if it's just a slight tickle, but there are certain foods and drinks that you should be incorporating into your diet that will provide some relief and promote healing.

But first, if you’re frequently suffering from a cold or the flu, check out these foods that can boost your immunity naturally, and here are some foods to eat and avoid if you find yourself congested.


To aid recovery of your sore throat, eat these foods. 




Soup is an obvious answer – it’s not just a comforting cliché! Soup is warm and gentle on the throat, it also provides hydration which is essential in combatting any illness.


Here are some of the best, easy-on-the-throat and nutrient-dense soups to try:

  • Chicken noodle soup

  • Butternut squash soup

  • Creamy mushroom soup

  • Miso soup


Be sure to avoid salty or spicy soups as they could irritate the throat, interfering with your ability to heal more quickly, and if you’re looking for a healthy store-bought soup, here’s what you should know.




Studies have shown that compounds in ginger have anti-inflammatory properties that may boost immunity. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that will ease discomfort. 


You can buy lozenges with ginger or add it to your soup or a smoothie. 




Honey does wonders for a sore throat, it’s a natural cough suppressant, coating the throat to help relieve that itchy sensation. You can have a tablespoon of raw honey or manuka honey, add a tablespoon to warm water or add it to a smoothie or tea.


Pro tip: Mix ginger and honey together for the ultimate sore throat reliever (and immunity booster).


The Lady Shake Mousse


If you're dealing with a sore throat, then you're probably a bit down in the dumps, so why not whip yourself up an easy and healthy dessert?


Having something cold like a ice cream or The Lady Shake Mousse has a numbing effect on the throat, helping to relieve discomfort.



Herbal teas are an ideal drink to have if you have a sore throat because many of them are rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties to promote healing and alleviate that annoying tickle in the back of the throat.


Here are the most beneficial herbal teas for a sore throat.


Chamomile Tea


Chamomile contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce swelling and repair tissue. It’s also an antispasmodic, meaning it can help to reduce your cough! 


Turmeric Tea


Turmeric is well-known for being a natural infection-fighter. It has antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which can bring some relief from the pain of a sore throat.


Green Tea


Green tea is rich in antioxidants and has natural anti-inflammatory properties which can help ease symptoms of a sore throat. If you don’t want to drink it, studies show that gargling it can help with discomfort – just make sure it’s not boiling! 


Certain foods and drink can help your body fight off infection more effectively and ease irritation of the throat. While you might need some healing-assistance with medicine like antibiotics, ibuprofen and paracetamol, including these foods and drinks into your diet while you have a sore throat can help to further relieve discomfort and promote healing.