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Prevent vocal cord damage and protect your singing voice by drinking the right liquids

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Is water better for the voice than tea or coffee?

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Nothing beats the purest form - drinking water still tops the list when it comes to taking care of your voice. Water helps to flush out toxins and hydrate the body. Drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day is recommended to keep you well-nourished and to thin out the mucus buildup that accumulate in your vocal cords. This also helps to lubricate and reduce the friction in your vocal folds and throat. Water is definitely better than coffee or tea because coffee is a diuretic that can dehydrate the body and reduce the moisture content in your vocal cords. But, drinking warm lemon tea, licorice tea, ginger tea, ginseng tea, and other herbal teas are considerably effective in soothing the vocal cords and throat.

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Does coffee cause voice problems?

I am experiencing chronic voice problems - voice breaks, strangled voice and hoarseness. I drink 3 cups of coffee per day. Should I discontinue coffee? Can I have organic green tea?

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Green tea would be a better choice, especially if you sweeten the tea with a bit of honey. Even with the switch from coffee to green tea, you still need to make sure that you drink at least 10 glasses of water daily to keep your vocal cords hydrated.

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Would daily drinking tea or warm water with honey have negative or positive affects?

I want to improve my singing voice, I'm doing daily exercises but I'm wondering if there is anything else I could do for my voice, like drinking tea or warm water with honey.

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Tea and honey once a day are excellent for your voice but be sure to stick with lukewarm water most of the time. Tea is still a diuretic and can dehydrate the vocal cords faster than you can replenish them with water.

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Does decaffeinated coffee affect your vocal cord control?

I have been singing for quite some time now, with various micro bands and I know from experience the effects of things such as lactose, nuts, caffeine, etc. on the vocal cords. They aren't necessarily bad, but they significantly reduce my ability of controlling my vocal cords in various forms. Does decaffeinated coffee have the same effect? Please share some information on this if you have any. Thank you!

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Decaffeinated coffee is as close to a glass of water as you can get for a warm beverage choice. The dangers of decaffeinated coffee to a singer are if the singer adds cream, milk or sugar to their decaffeinated coffee as those cause extra mucus production.

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: How does hot water, tea or coffee affect your singing voice

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Prevent vocal cord damage and protect your singing voice by drinking the right liquids
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Hi, I was wondering if tea with honey is bad when I have the cold and have lost my voice but I can only whisper though that is bad too so I'm not talking at all but I work as a sales associate?

Hi, I was wondering if ginger tea with honey is bad when I have the cold and have lost my voice, need help I work as a sales associate and I need my voice back as soon as possible, and I'm sick I believe I have the cold as well

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Ginger tea and honey is an antiseptic beverage that will help fight the cold virus. Because you are losing your voice consider gargling with a tablespoon of melted coconut oil and Himalayan Sea Salt three times a day as well. Once you finish gargling with the mixture, drink a glass of warm water with honey. This will help to heal your voice after the cold virus begins to diminish.

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