It is imperative that Worship leaders take care of their voice. The position can be extremely demanding depending on the number of services one has to lead on a given Sunday or even through the week. Many vocal coaches suggest that singers should stay away from cigarette smoke, coughing and clearing your throat, and excessive and loud talking.
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1. Dairy Products
May I just say that I LOVE dairy, lol. The reality is that dairy isn’t good for singers and should be avoided before singing because it produces mucus.
We live in such a fast world that caffeine is used to keep us awake. Many vocal experts frown on consuming caffeine before singing because it is a drying agent and will constrict the vocal cords. So this means that we should stay away from coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate.
Salty food like nuts, pretzels, soy sauce and more should be avoided because it saps moisture out of the body. There is nothing worse than trying to worship with a dry mouth!
4. Acidic Foods
Foods known for triggering heartburn like spicy food, chocolate, tomato based foods, fried food, mustard, onions may cause inflammation of the vocal chords. These foods dump acid into the stomach which filters up to the vocal chords.
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