Tonsillitis That comes with the belief that when there isillnessand should refrain from cold food or desserts and drink warm or room-temperature water to help the swelling subside. But in reality, eating “ice cream” or cold drinks that canreduce inflammationCan go down, but on the other hand, warm water is the one that makes the inflammation more severe?!
The first step must be understood that “tonsils” Found in many places on the body. But the most noticeable location is on the side of the left and right oral cavity, called Palatine Tonsils (Palatine tonsil) can also be found on the base of the tongue. and the nasal cavity
The tonsils are responsible for trapping and destroying pathogens that enter the body through the gastrointestinal tract. Including the duty to build immunity to the digestive system and respiratory system. The tonsils are classified as lymphoid tissues. In which there are many types of white blood cells
for the factors that cause “Tonsillitis” or Tonsillitis that It comes from a viral or bacterial infection. until the inflammation of the left and right tonsil pairs As a result, the patient has sore throat, swelling, redness, pain when pressing, difficulty swallowing, changes in voice, difficulty breathing, fever, headache, body aches, etc. And if someone has severe symptoms, they will have symptoms for more than 48 hours. Tonsillitis is generally treated with antibiotics. But did you know that eating ice cream in particular?Dark Chocolate Ice Cream can help alleviate symptoms
- Why do you have to eat ice cream when you have tonsillitis?
Many people may not know that ice cream is one of the most economical options for treating tonsillitis. In addition, drinking cold water cold drink or sucking on ice cubes It can help relieve swelling. and inflammation of the tonsils as well But that doesn’t mean you can eat any ice cream. If it will be most effective, it should be “Dark Chocolate Ice Cream” or dark chocolate (Dark Chocolate) with 70% or more intense chocolate and less milk and sugar mixed in than general chocolate.
The main thing that makes dark chocolate ice cream It’s one of the things that help reduce tonsillitis because in cocoa, which is the main ingredient in dark chocolate. “flavonoids” which is an important substance that can reduce inflammation Such substances will be high in the concentration of chocolate. So that’s why dark chocolate can help ease inflammation in the first place. And it’s not just ice cream. But in drinks or desserts made from dark chocolate, such as iced cocoa, cocoa shakes, chocolate bars It contains flavonoids as well.
Although dark chocolate can help improve tonsillitis symptoms, But that doesn’t mean it’s suitable for everyone. Because young children are not able to eat such rich chocolate. because it is a food that hascaffeine” Therefore, children should only take medicines as prescribed by a doctor.
- It’s not just about reducing tonsillitis. But dark chocolate has so many benefits!
exceptflavonoidsin dark chocolate It will help relieve inflammation. It also helps in adhesion molecules that cause plaque in the arteries. Thus reducing the risk of heart disease due to hardening of the arteries as well.
In addition, eating dark chocolate helps the brain stay awake, feeling refreshed, especially in terms of memory, thinking, decision-making, perception, learning, and also has special properties that help fight free radicals. Including protecting the skin from sunlight. and increase blood circulation to the skin cells as well
Although dark chocolate and cocoa have many properties. But if you want to get the most out of it must be consumed regularly means If you want the body to fully benefit from flavonoids, you need to drink 1 cup of cocoa per day for at least 1 month.
In addition, taking care of yourself is equally important. Especially getting enough rest eat healthy food Including should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, etc.
Reference information : TaradHealth, Le Soidao,Mae Fah Luang Foundation under the royal patronage, true and Petchwet Hospital
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