Episode 3 is based off a great question by Nigel Clark.
When we first started working together, he asked when I was going to ask him to stop drinking coffee.
This led to a great question for this holiday week: How does food affect the voice?
Episode Recap: How does food affect the voice?
-Food/Drink affects the voice on two levels
-One is at the vocal fold level
-The second affects the stomach and body as a whole
-Food/Drink can affect the vocal folds very quickly and acutely. Like smoking or drinking alcohol.
-You also want to avoid foods that will increase the PH of your stomach which makes it more acidic
–Avoid away from sugar, dairy and grains right before singing
-Drink lots of water or sparkling water if you’re craving an alcoholic beverage right before you sing