Save Your Voice

Saving Your Voice_Yippee CayenneHow often do you use your voice? For most, our voices are only used to talk with friends, family, coworkers, and the clerk at the grocery or to yell at the TV during Monday night football. For others, talking, yelling, and singing are a job requirement. Teachers, pastors, singers, sales people, and performers all use their vocal chords constantly and often have painful consequences as a result.

Strained vocal chords, hoarse voices, and sore throats are all painful and annoying, especially when they inhibit you from using your voice as you need.

Yippee Cayenne has talked to many people who have used Yippee Cayenne Sore Throat Lozenges to soothe their voices after long days of talking. The soothing cayenne and honey combination is perfect for restoring hoarse voices and relieving achy throats.

But, for when your Yippee Cayenne supply runs low or you leave your lozenges at home, here are some simple tips for keeping your voice healthy and strong.

Avoid Smoking

The inhaled heat nicotine, tobacco, and chemicals in cigarettes can cause inflammation, swelling, and cancer in your mouth, throat, nose, and lungs. You will not only see short-term effects on your voice, but face long-term effects on your overall health. This applies to chewing tobacco, as well. Just avoid it all.

Warm Up

Although vocal exercises are often restricted to singers and performers, it never hurts to prepare your voice for use. Do shoulder and neck stretches and spend a few moments humming to warm up your voice for use.

No Yelling or Screaming

Increasing the volume of your voice may garner attention or show your team spirit, but it also damages your vocal chords. Avoid unnecessary strain by keeping your volume low and controlled.

Take Breaks

When your students are at lunch or it’s time for different act, use the free time to sit quietly. You might be tempted to talk to coworkers or chat with students, but your voice needs a break. Take whatever breaks you can get and let your voice rest.

Hydrate

Our vocal chords are wet and spongy, much like the insides of our cheeks and water lubricates them when they need to vibrate quickly. Avoid water that is too hot or cold because it can tighten your vocal chords instead of loosening them. Don’t drink caffeinated or alcoholic drinks that will dry you out and strain your vocal chords.

Avoid Clearing Your Throat

Clearing your throat is like slamming your vocal chords together. Avoid damage by sipping water or using a Yippee Cayenne Sore Throat Lozenge to clear any phlegm or irritation.

Don’t Eat or Drink Before Bed

When you eat or drink before bed, you often get acid reflux while you sleep. You might not feel it, but your vocal chords do. Stay hydrated, but keep your eating and drinking for the daytime.

Listening to your voice is the best thing you can do for it. When you notice hoarseness or strain, give your voice what it needs.

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Holiday Favorites

thanksgiving-dinner_Yippee CayenneOf all holiday traditions, your family’s holiday meals are probably the most important. What’s Thanksgiving without your grandmother’s stuffing? Or Christmas without your famous cranberry salad? If your meal isn’t perfect, you might have a great-grandma-led mutiny on your hands.

As you purchase your ingredients and cook your dishes, you might not consider the health benefits of the foods you’re handling. Are there any natural remedies you can make from your pumpkins or sweet potatoes?

Yippee Cayenne discovered our main ingredient in your everyday cayenne pepper, so we decided to see what holiday foods can do for our aches and ailments. Here’s what we found:

1. Pumpkins

Pumpkins are packed with vitamins A, C and E, iron, magnesium and carotenoids, all of which are great for our bodies. Vitamin A helps improve our ey
esight and also keeps our skin, mucus membranes, and tissues healthy. Carotenoids reduce inflammation, which helps with several chronic illnesses. Pumpkins also boost your immune system, lower blood pressure, and aid in digestion.

2. Cranberries

After the delicious dishes you can make with them, cranberries are best known for their use in treating urinary tract infections. But that’s not all they can do. These berries contain vitamins C and E, as well as high fiber. These nutrients allow cranberries to help boost your immune system and lower your risk for chronic diseases. Use caution when eating cranberries in large amounts, however, as they could promote kidney stone formation.

3. Corn

Corn, the first food of Thanksgiving, is high in fiber, folate, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin C, and magnesium. Along with improving eye health, corn is great for gut health. The nutrients in corn aid in digestion and keep your gut healthy by feeding the good bacteria within. Though corn is high in starch, it is also nutritionally beneficial, so make room for it on your plate!

4. Turkey

Sleep-inducing levels of tryptophan? Not so much. There is tryptophan in turkey, but not enough to actually put you to sleep. There is, however, plenty of protein. Protein is good for muscles and stabilizes insulin levels. Turkey also contains the mineral selenium, which may decrease the risk of some cancers.

5. Sweet Potato

Like, pumpkins, sweet potatoes have high levels (over 400% of your daily needs!) of vitamin A. Low in sodium and sugar, sweet potatoes help prevent diabetes and high blood pressure. Their high vitamin, fiber, and beta-carotene levels boost immunity, aid in digestion, and help prevent cancer. They’re also good for your complexion.

Do you know of any holiday foods that are both yummy and good for you? Share below!

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