since , every food that we take has total impact on health including our vocal health, we must know what suppose to eat us a musician.
The below are the compilation of what food is good for singing and what’s bad for our vocal health:
1: Honey – one of the best foods to eat before singing is honey. It smooths the throat .Mix honey with warm water and a little bit of lemon juice and drink before you sing.
2: Foods with high water content – these include watermelon, apples, bok choy, and celery! These foods are good for singing as they hydrate your throat.
Take note though – tomato-based soups and cream-based soups are not good for the singing voice as they may cause acid reflux and increase phlegm production.
3: Protein sources – foods like roast chicken or baked fish are good foods for singing as they are lean sources of protein, which is essential for having energy and feeling full for longer periods, especially if the singer has a long show to perform.
4 : The below food creates phlegm and makes it difficult to sing. These include foods with cheese, milk, or cream.
5: Caffeine and alcohol – these beverages are bad for singing as both caffeine and alcohol are diuretics, which leads to dehydration and therefore the constriction of the throat muscles. Tightness in the throat is not good for singing, as it stops the vocal folds from vibrating freely.
6: Anything too oily and spicy – this will come as bad news for singers who enjoy fast food or Asian food. These foods are bad for the singing voice as they grease up your throat and cause phlegm. Spicy foods in particular also cause heartburn. While eating these once in a while may be fine, try to avoid eating these foods on performance day!
As a singer , vocal health is very crucial in other to sing well