When you take care to stay hydrated and feed yourself aright, your voice has the potential of a nightingale, but when you make do with a poor diet, it may inevitably cause you to croak out a song. So it does well to give some thought to your fluid and solid food intake as it will influence your singing path.
Importance Of Water
Nothing beats drinking water, an essential ingredient, especially to a singing voice diet. It should be pointed out that you need to drink water during and before singing for 2 reasons: to soothe as well as moisten your vocal chords and reduce the risk of vocal damage.
Besides, the high water content fruits and vegetables of a plant-based diet – the water-melon, lemons, pears, cucumbers, and turnips – can promote the health of your throat. Moreover, juicing your vegetables is such a huge plus for nurturing a melodious voice.
Foods To Avoid
On the other hand, you will have to keep away from eating deep fried, spicy foods or other foods that require a lot of heat in cooking. The reason is such foods and cooking methods will irritate the mucus lining of the nasal passages.
Additionally, you will develop throat-related problems like clearing your throat regularly to get rid of the mucus from the nasal cavity. So a singing diet is a matter of keeping check of what not to eat, while eating freely of foods that you should.
Benefits Of A Plant-Based Diet
It is clear that feeding on a plant-based diet of fresh, living foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains will keep mucus membranes of your throat healthy, giving you more energy to sing.
In particular, leafy greens are especially important as they increase the oxygen in the blood, allowing you to remain actively singing for longer periods of time. On the contrary, the low oxygen content of processed foods will make you feel weak and stressed, in trying to sing.
Thus, apart from giving sufficient practice to your vocal cords, your diet does play an important role in developing a really good singing voice. Obviously, teetotalers and non-chimney smokers will find it less of a hassle if they aspire to be singers.
This is due in part to their greater self-discipline when it comes to not eating this or drinking that. For instance, it is best to avoid drinking tea before singing because of its tanic acid and stimulants that swell and dry your vocal chords.
Above all, sticking to a plant-based diet has many unexpected rewards. It can make you a singer and a very good-looking singer for that.
Most celebrity singers keep their vocal cords moist by eating and drinking backstage. Some of the more noteworthy demands include: 1 case of Aquafina water for Beyonce Knowles; 2 cases of water for Justin Bieber; 1 case of Smart Water and 1 bottle of Welch’s Grape Juice for Taylor Swift; and a container of guacamole for Lady Gaga.
Such musical pairings do make strange bedfellows!
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