A part from it being singing foods, there is one that you wouldn’t think should be there. That’s cheese. A food that is high in fat and bad for your heart.Research has found out that using the low fat cheese produces anti-inflammatory agents.
The three markers that were identified are:
- C-reactive protein (CRP)
- Tumor necrosis factor-alpha
I’m no scientist, so that information doesn’t mean anything to me. What I take from that, as a cheese lover, is that cheese that I use isn’t good for me. I know that, but just by switching to a low fat cheese you can get the natural health benefits for your heart and the anti-inflammatory agents that should help keep your throat clear as well.
Talk about turning a negative into a positive!
When I visited a couple of more sites to find out if this information was verifiable, I read up on another study that explains in terms I could understand that the milk produces fragments of protein, which are called peptides. It’s the molecules from the active protein that reduces inflammation.
Thanks go to the slate website for explaining that in a totally unrelated news story about Austrian cheese. I had to laugh when I was reading it. It’s described as a traditional Austrian remedy and this was about an Olympic skier with damaged muscle that used cheese therapy by applying it with a bandage to the damaged skin area. Sounds very mythical to me.
Sorry if you’re Austrian and use this. I just agree with the science side of it suggesting it to take a placebo effect. That sounds plausible as none of the nutrients are actually reaching your digestive system, but hey…I don’t apply cheese to a sprained ankle, so I couldn’t say for sure.
Here’s a list of anti-inflammatory foods for laryngitis relief
- Bell Peppers
- Bok Choy
- Broccoli Sprouts
- Brussels Sprouts
- Fennel Bulb
- Green Beans
- Green Onions/Spring Onions
- Sweet potatoes
- Turnip Greens
Acerola (West Indian) Cherries
Herbs & Spices
- Chilli Peppers
- Cocoa (at least 70% cocoa chocolate)
Nuts & Seeds
- Sunflower Seeds
Avacodo and Extra Virgin Olive Oil!
I was a bit confused to find these oils to be beneficial to a diet of anti-inflammatory foods. They’re typically used for skin care by applying it as a cream. To find it also beneficial to your health, required a bit of investigating before posting it on here.
As it turns out the avocado oil in particular, contains a lot of carotenoid properties.
The popular carotenoids found in Avocado oil is:
The lesser known carotenoids are what makes it so beneficial to your health as there are very few foods that contain most of these properties.
Here is someone that loves his fish. That’s an oyster platter in that dish to the right, however, I’m not suggesting that you tackle a dinner like this everyday. Fish dishes are really nutritious and contain a lot of vitamins. Even if it isn’t for laryngitis relief, you should still be eating fish at least for one meal out a week. The omega-3 itself does wonders for your health.
It’s advised by the Food and Health board that between 1.1 and 1.6 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids should be consumed daily. Oysters are ideal as they contain a really high amount of essential vitamins for healthy living. It is a lot, although you can get supplements that help you get this amount without endulging in fish every day. You’d get sick of the same thing without it.
For those of you who are troubled with chronic laryngitis, then these fishes are good to work into your diet plan.
Cod | Halibut | Herring | Oysters | Rainbow Trout | Salmon | Sardines
Snapper Fish | Striped Bass | Tuna and Whitefish
Finish it off with a cup of green tea
Green tea contains more antioxidants than traditional tea. If you don’t have any green tea in the house, then a cup of tea will do just the same. Both contain good amounts of antioxidants and the warmth of the drink helps to soothe your throat instantly.
When you can though, use green tea. It’s health benefits are tremendous and as a natural treatment for laryngitis, you can’t go wrong.
Just pour yourself out a cup of green tea and sip on it regularly. You’ll enjoy the soothing feeling as your larynx becomes less inflamed from the heat.