A big part of learning how to sing better lies within your vocal health and eating habits. If you eat greasy fast food all the time, you can expect your voice to feel heavy and unsettled. If you eat healthy foods, you can expect your voice to feel light and refreshed. Keeping yourself healthy can go a long way for developing the powerful voice you’ve always wanted. Here are some foods that I recommend for the voice (and for your overall health):
-water!!! and lots of it!
-honey (honey can soothe the throat, but use it sparingly: too much can coat the throat and cause vocal issues)
-lemon juice (in small amounts..too much can irritate the vocal cords, but a little bit is good for loosening them up and remove mucous from the cords)
-a very small amount of salty potato chips (I sometimes use this – just simple Lays potato chips washed down with water..they also remove excess mucous)
-fruit and vegetables in general (although you should over over consumption of citrus fruits)
-poultry and fish
As a general rule, you want to consume these foods regularly. Try to avoid over consumption of greasy foods, dairy products, and sugary foods. If you do decide to eat these foods, be sure to do it when you don’t have to practice or sing in the near future.
Some people are overly oppressive on vocal health. I, however, like to apply the principle of moderation. While it is good to exercise often and eat healthy foods, I simply cannot follow this all the time. You have just have to keep in mind that you will reap what you sow.
Vocal health is always important to keep in mind. Keeping your vocal cords healthy is a critical step in preserving the longevity of your voice!
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