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What can you eat or drink to help a sore throat?

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5. Eat warm soup

Chicken noodle soup is a classic home remedy for common illnesses, and it offers many of the same benefits as hot teas or warm lemon water. 

In fact, any kind of warm soup — especially one with healthy protein or vegetables — can be a great way to soothe your sore throat and get some key nutrients when you’re feeling sick. 

“Broth-based soups are a great way to get a little nutrition into you when you don’t feel like eating when you’re sick,” Gorin says. “I’d go with a soup that has additional ingredients, such as chicken breast, tofu, beans, or veggies.” 

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2. Try ginger tea

Ginger tea may also help soothe a sore throat. In fact, a 2013 study indicated that a hot water extract of fresh ginger might help protect you from the respiratory syncytial virus — a highly infectious virus that commonly affects young children — though more robust human studies are still needed. 

“Drinking ginger tea can be beneficial if you’re not feeling well,” says Gorin. “There’s some evidence to show that it can help soothe a sore throat and reduce congestion, but more research needs to be conducted.” 

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How Whisky Helped My Throat

I first came across the use of whisky on a cold and sore throat on a group holiday in Ireland. I was staying in a house with a big group of friends that included an older couple. After a few days, some of us came down with a very heavy cold. So, off I went to the local supermarket. I purchased some cold medicine and throat sweets. As I was at the checkout, the older man I was staying with appeared behind me in the queue and all he had in the basket was a bottle of whisky. He looked at my medicine and told me all I needed was a few glasses of his drink. I simply laughed at him.

The following day, I didn't feel much better. However, my older friend seemed a lot more spritely. I also noticed a fair amount of his whisky had disappeared from the bottle. Again, he told me that he always has a large glass of Scotch when he feels like he's coming down with something and it always does the trick.

So, the next time I started with a cold and sore throat, I decided to give it a try. I poured myself a decent measure of whisky and sipped it for an hour before bed. To my surprise, my sore throat had vanished in the morning. I still had a cold, but my throat was fine.

Over the years, I've always gone back to this remedy. Whenever I feel my throat getting sore, I get myself a nice big glass of single malt whisky and sip it for an hour or so before bed. I find the alcohol helps me sleep and get a good night's rest and more often than not, my throat is fine in the morning.

On occasion, I've still woken up with a little bit of a sore throat. So, I simply have another whisky that evening. Since starting my whisky drinking method, I've never once had a sore throat last more than a day or so. More importantly, in the past seven years, I have not once had tonsillitis again.

Now, I'm not one for miracle cures or home remedies. However, there must be something medical behind this. It's surely no coincidence that whisky has helped me over and over again. So let's have a look at the science behind it all—can whisky really cure a sore throat?

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Work for Treating a Sore Throat?

Apple cider vinegar or ACV is one of the single most effective treatments for sore throats. This remedy not only relieves a sore throat but also restores the immune system and supports overall health.

How apple cider vinegar works:

Apple cider vinegar is a product derived from the rendering of apples. As such, the product contains an array of essential vitamins and nutrients carried in a slightly acidic liquid. These nutrients help restore the body's natural defenses while the acid in the liquid helps equalize the pH in the body, also treating a sore throat and any other existing illnesses. The treatment also naturally eliminates infection.

How to use ACV:

To use apple cider vinegar, mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of ACV into a small glass of warm water and then slowly drink the mixture. Drink the tonic at least once a day until the sore throat subsides. You may also want to add some honey to the mixture for added benefit.

A sore throat can be an annoying and even frustrating condition; however, this remedy will help you get relief in no time. Give it a try and let us know how it worked for you!

Continue reading below for more than 100 user reviews of people who have used apple cider vinegar to cure a sore throat!