What not to eat when you have cough?


When you have a cough, it is important to avoid certain foods that may irritate your throat or worsen your symptoms. Here are some foods to avoid:

  1. Dairy products: Dairy products such as milk, cheese, and ice cream can increase mucus production, which can make coughs worse.
  2. Fried or greasy foods: These foods can be difficult to digest and may irritate your throat.
  3. Citrus fruits: Acidic fruits like oranges and lemons can irritate your throat and worsen coughs.
  4. Spicy foods: Spicy foods can irritate the throat and make coughs worse.
  5. Carbonated drinks: Carbonated drinks can irritate the throat and make coughs worse.
  6. Alcohol: Alcohol can dehydrate the body and make coughs worse.
  7. Chocolate: Chocolate contains theobromine, which can worsen coughs.

Instead, it is recommended to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. Drink plenty of fluids, especially warm liquids such as tea or soup, to help soothe your throat.

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