The Best Foods to Soothe Your Sore Throat

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Waking up in the morning with a dry throat and no voice is awful—all you will want to do is roll over and go back to sleep until you feel better. But actually, you should try to eat nutrient-dense foods to load up on vitamins and minerals. These foods will help your sore throat feel better.


Not only is yogurt a good source of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats, as well as probiotic bacteria, it’s easy to swallow with a soft texture. A pot of yogurt when you have a sore throat will fulfill all your needed macros and it will help you to feel better.


Oatmeal is rich in magnesium, zinc, and antioxidants, which will help to rid the body of infection. It’s also filling and soft to eat.

Fruit Smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a great way to get tons of vitamins and minerals into your body in one glass. Kale, celery, and berries are great additions to fight your sore throat. Add an orange for some vitamin C and use some crushed ice to soothe the pain away.


Apples are an anti-inflammatory food and are packed with fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants, so can help reduce inflammation in the throat and speed up recovery. Sugar-free applesauce also does the trick if it is too painful to bite into an actual apple.