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    Singing is physical and whatever happens to our body affects our voice. There are a lot of preparations to do to maintain our voice healthy. You need to monitor what you put into your body especially the day before your performance. Next school year I would be preparing to continue my voice lessons and up until now, I don’t exactly know what food is best for singers like me. If anyone could give me a list of food types that can be helpful for my voice, then I would greatly appreciate it. I would also want to ask what food types are harmful to my voice.

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    the singer's diet??

    maybe cigarettes and booze if you're a lounge singer, or pasta/wine for some neopolitan tunes , seriously, i'm clueless!

    general good health seems to be the track you are rightly seeking...all the food groups w/exercise and happy frame of mind should do it.

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    I would think that a singer would have to avoid phlegm producing foods as that would really make it hard to sing.

    For example, some people get a phlegmy coating on the throat if they eat too much cheese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I would think that a singer would have to avoid phlegm producing foods as that would really make it hard to sing.

    For example, some people get a phlegmy coating on the throat if they eat too much cheese.
    Or drinking to much milk .
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    lemon is great and other citrus fruits. Pineapple is great if you have a sore throat, it helps almost instantly. and yeah, as people have already mentioned avoid dairy products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helenora View Post
    lemon is great and other citrus fruits. Pineapple is great if you have a sore throat, it helps almost instantly. and yeah, as people have already mentioned avoid dairy products.
    Tea with honey, my nan swears by it.
    ( so do I)
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    Beetroot juice is good for athletes , but not for singers

    Drinking beetroot juice can cause a feeling of tightness in the throat and can even make speaking difficult. This happens due to the overconsumption of beetroot. This problem can be avoided, if the juice is consumed with other vegetable juices.
    i've seen somewhere here on TC in a video, but don't remember which subforum, a very long list of what's harmful that got me wondering how singers dare to eat or drink anything at all, and I don't understand why , but citrus fruits were on the list too.
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    I used to rely heavily on pure liquorice root. . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirolak View Post
    I used to rely heavily on pure liquorice root. . . .
    Just by chewing on it or making tea, I am not kidding, just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Tea with honey, my nan swears by it.
    ( so do I)
    yeah, great but only dissolved like in tea or water, but not pure honey, otherwise an effect will be the opposite, it will produce a little bit of cough. But yeah,I do agree with Marinera that there are too many foods that produce a negative effect on voice and a throat.So that one product can be of help under some circumstances and should be avoided under another circumstances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helenora View Post
    yeah, great but only dissolved like in tea or water, but not pure honey, otherwise an effect will be the opposite, it will produce a little bit of cough. But yeah,I do agree with Marinera that there are too many foods that produce a negative effect on voice and a throat.So that one product can be of help under some circumstances and should be avoided under another circumstances.
    That's what I mean, just a teaspoon in ones cup.
    Works for me all the time.
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