Foods and Drinks to Avoid Before Singing

foods tips May 16, 2018

As a singer, you have to absolutely take care of your voice and you do that by making sure your throat is healthy for singing. Food and drinks can have a big impact on how you sing. Since you have to be aware of what you’re eating and drinking, here is a list of things to avoid for the best performance.

CHEESE, MILK AND OTHER DAIRY

What does it do? It gives you a lot of mucus. This is great if you’ve got a sore throat, but if you’re singing, you want your throat to be clear. I love cheese as much as the next guy, but you don’t want mucus clogging up your pipes in the middle of the falsetto. Sidenote: you should also avoid sugary foods and drinks because they also coat the throat in mucus!

 

ALCOHOL

What does it do? It makes your throat dry. You probably shouldn’t drink before any performance because you want to be sharp, but did you know alcohol can also make you dehydrated? Dry mouths and throats are no good for when you’re trying to...

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