What should singers eat and drink? | The Singer’s Diet | #DrDan 🎤 Updated on October 27, 2019 By William Clement 79 Comments By William Clement 79 Comments Himanshu Tiwari March 27, 2018 Thank you very much Dr Dan for this i really needed this informative post… 😊😊 Reply Recovering Baptist March 27, 2018 I found that dairy FOGS up my throat; I have to clear it constantly! Reply tortoiseperson March 27, 2018 Another thing about alcohol is that people might be less careful not to talk loudly. Reply VIDEOHEREBOB March 27, 2018 I'm with you Dan. Dairy items can really gunk things up for me. Reply Rexhai Bejta March 27, 2018 Thank you so much Dr Dan, this is actually a very great and big reminder. Yes, it happens to me when I drink milk especially it kind of makes a layer in my throat. I usually don't use anything(food or drink) that contains acids e.i. lemon, orange, etc when I have to sing or I do my vocal exercices because it kind of irritates my throat, using head voice is a bit harder in times when I use(food or drink) that contain some fruits that have citric acid especially. Thank you so much, I'm looking forward to learning new diets for singers. Reply Linda Dalton March 28, 2018 What about port Dr Dan? I recently heard another singing coach( on YouTube) say she loves it and has a bit to help her with a rough feeling throat..of course not huge amount, but does it soothe to some extent?( apart from being yummy).Thanks as always,Lin. Reply Michaela Alcordo March 28, 2018 I avoid Dairy every time I sing since it causes so much mucus! Also since I have acid reflux, I can’t have coffee! Thanks Dr. Dan! Reply Luckytube2930 Official Channel March 28, 2018 Awesome… I Drink Half a Cup Water before eating Breakfast. I eat Egg and Tuna and Rice. Then Take my Vitamins and then Coffee and then I take CR then 30min. Later i Warm Up and then Practice my Singing to Keep Developing my Voice… Reply Luckytube2930 Official Channel March 28, 2018 I Love all Your Videos Dr.Dan very Helpful to Me… 😍😍😍 Reply Nzunghe March 28, 2018 Thank you for this sir! Gonna share it right away 😊 Reply Reynaldo Escanor March 28, 2018 Wow thank you dr.dan Reply Sebastian Radzikowski March 28, 2018 Hey Dan, what about salt? I was reading it has effects on mucus production as well as obvious dehydration. If I try and counter act the dehydration with more water can I counter the effect? Also, what about spicy foods? Reply Noche Blanca March 28, 2018 Great video…what about all the processed food and harmful chemicals we are in contact with everyday? Also, what about flour and sugar? Reply James Channel March 28, 2018 Hi Dr. Dan, thank you for that wonderful video but I have a question in my mind. How to recover voice that was lost or idk after puberty. Most people today loses their voice after puberty. Do you have any advice to recover our voices? Reply Rebecca Vocal Athlete April 5, 2018 Everyone is so different. Great video 😊 Reply johnny bravo April 8, 2018 Milk in no way causes me to create more mucus.I got off of milk for 1 month and then tried drinking a large amount of milk (about 4 cups) and I just had to pee a lot. lol Reply Cockney Rebel April 19, 2018 Apparently, going by what E.N.T. once told me, acid reflux can also lead to a condition called "Barrett's Esophagus"- (which, for the record, is a pre-cancerous mucosal change which may or may not occur in the throat over time, due to acid reflux.) Now, while not everyone who suffers from acid reflux lands up with this condition- (it's actually a bloody rare condition), it IS still a risk, and those who develop Barrett's are apparently, more at risk of throat and laryngeal cancer than those who don't suffer from it- (and we all know the bloody damage them two buggers can cause!) I'm just passing on what E.N.T. told me, 'cos I thought that information might be beneficial to y'all. Peace and love. Reply Metal Guru May 30, 2018 I'm in my mid-fifties. Since I gave up meat and dairy I can sing much high and lower ( much expanded range ) than I could in my teens and early twenties. Huge difference. Reply Sam K June 6, 2018 I love your videos 😘😘😘😘 Reply Susan. Lonsway June 10, 2018 is.it ok if i drink green tea everyday with one cream Reply tayloshftw June 15, 2018 Damn you came out here with the facts Reply kaito100ful July 2, 2018 Can pineapple juice be a good drink for singers? Please answer thanks Reply Michal Towber Vocal Coaching July 19, 2018 Hi singing friends, I have a music lesson channel for singers that focuses on a little bit of a different niche than Dan—more songwriting and performance oriented. I’d love if you would check it out as a supplement to his great videos! Thanks in advance, and hi, Dan! I love your channel and all your great content. Reply Recovering Baptist July 21, 2018 I would like to buy that gadget you sell to clear mucus from the throat on my next payday — would you please give me info concerning how much it costs, and where I need to send pymt? Thanks! Reply Mike Steiner July 31, 2018 Dairy is my holy grail! Before a gig or rehearsal, I always eat ice cream before and it lubes my pipes up real well. I do sing primarily raspy and heavy. Do you think that’s why dairy helps my throat? Because I need more lubrication to keep good vocal health when doing high cost vocal qualities..? Reply Perri Myers August 9, 2018 I don't have any dairy because I'm vegan, I drink soy milk or almond milk Reply Perri Myers August 9, 2018 How can I sing the high parts of jess glynne take me home Reply Raylin Records August 10, 2018 Beautiful!! Lovely information Reply Nkosiyazi Ximba August 14, 2018 Is peanut butter good for our voice? I sometimes feel like my throat is getting drying after eating it Reply Amir August 26, 2018 Tnx for videos. I try to do as you say. I hope I can improve my voice Reply Charice Newberry August 31, 2018 I make my own tea (ganger, lemon, and honey). I wonder if thats actually good for my vocal cord? Reply Sabanam Rajalim September 10, 2018 Louis Tomlinson. Reply Kulwant Chandel September 11, 2018 Hai, Sir you have provided to everybody a quite valuable advice and information that how in a balanced moderation of the intake of hydrated foods e.g., vegetable etc., and controlled consumption of alcoholic beverages can direly improve the quality of your singing vocal performance and physical health in general. I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks to you for this endeavor !! And keep going… Reply luis angel de la cruz taipe September 17, 2018 Subtitulalo en español pls ;-; Reply giftedsinger13 September 30, 2018 I can only speak for myself, but I just realized that I can’t eat snacks like pretzels if I have a performance. I only found this out after I had some pretzel snacks and then later on I went to do some Warm Ups later. It was weird because I had drank plenty of water after my snacks but I could still literally feel some snack crumbs come up with every breath I took to sing and I had to stop my warm ups due to the affect of the crumbs on my voice. I’m thinking that perhaps I simply did not wait long enough after snacking to sing, but from now on, I’m just going to avoid that type of snack at least 24 hours before any of my performances or practices. I love the Singers Dietary suggestions in this clip and it seems easy to follow too. Thanks Dr. Dan:) Reply JAY DASH September 30, 2018 Are Green chillies or Dry chillies bad for voice…Or Vocal chords…Plzzz answer n help me out… Reply LRProductions October 22, 2018 All my life, I've heard research change when it suits the industry. Coffee dehydrates you. Coffee doesn't dehydrate you. Eggs are bad for you, eggs are good for you. Don't drink too much. Red Wine is good for you. Reminds me of the guy that watched his health every day. Ate right, exercised, etc. He died at 40. Enjoy your life and your singing. One thing I see in ALL activities, people just OVERTHINK just about everything. Do you think Frank Sinatra didn't drink hours before he performed?How many professionals do you really think follow these rules, especially the alcohol one? If anything, it will help any stage fright you might have! Enjoy yourself. Reply bhavya jain October 27, 2018 Can i eat potato chips? Reply bhavya jain October 27, 2018 But i think milk with turmeric is good for throat ,as turmeric is a natural healer , it soothes our voice but obviously we shouldn't take it before a performance Reply Selwyn Katz November 5, 2018 And the old adage of swallowing a raw egg before singing???? Reply Preben Gjestang November 14, 2018 If you are a local singer in a regular bar, people rather have an artist that can raise the glass to the crowd and play some good tunes, than a water stiffy.. just saying. Regular people out on town just want to have a good time, dont analyse the vocalist. Reply antonio carlos benetti November 20, 2018 I know your aren't physician but I will never accept this English s culture that use word "moderation " ! Alcohol is nocive and poison! Maximum closer to is about 10 meters to me! Yucky!!!!!! Reply Vocals With MsPam November 25, 2018 I love the facts you share.Thank you. Reply Caz9 November 27, 2018 thank you so much for this video – super helpful!!! I am battling with what was silent acid reflux and isn't silent anymore – I can feel it now not just after waking up but sometimes after eating, and fear I may have to give up coffee totally even though I am down to one cup a day. Baby steps! 🙂 Reply Rachel Régent December 24, 2018 New subie on your channel tanks to @FreyaCasey who lately mentioned how qualified you were. I'm grateful for this. Cheers from Paris, France! Reply FadedLightBluePink January 4, 2019 Dairy products increase production of mucus in bronchial tubes. That's a fact. I learned this at university (I am pharmacist). Now-thinking more about it-for example, most of the expectoration drugs work in brochial tubes as well as in nasopharynx and sinuses, so maybe also diary products can cause increased production of mucus in these areas, if they do it in bronchial tubes. That explains why some of you feel mucus in your throat after drinking milk. But this is just my deduction. Reply WiseFool January 13, 2019 Well, of course the Dept of Agriculture would recommend dairy. lol wtf. Reply Kaylum Mclachlan January 22, 2019 Does eating the bad foods only apply to short term say like 24 hrs. Or will these effect your voice forever? Reply Motivation Box January 26, 2019 god bless you all Reply Tristan Oliver January 27, 2019 Somewhat related to this topic is being in good physical health and exercising. I've found that combined with a healthy diet and training my vocal stamina and has increased greatly in my first year of vocals. Reply isaiah huerta January 31, 2019 How do we train our lower registers and grow our range downward? Reply isaiah huerta January 31, 2019 I thought that alcohol might be good, because it can clean the thought and loosen the muscles, but it also makes sense to stay sober minded for a performance Reply Alex Castillo February 2, 2019 Thanks for your video. I used to be drink one bottle of beer before singing . I won't drink anymore beer now I've watched your video. Reply Mónica León February 2, 2019 I love your videos. They have helped tremendously. Thank you so much. Reply brown. February 5, 2019 NEVER DRINK ALCOHOL BEFORE PERFORMANCE.. POST MALONE- sipping them bud light Reply Ramona Charles February 12, 2019 Is he trying to damage our voice. . Reply Hope Dillon February 14, 2019 I cut out dairy and meat and eggs! My voice and body feel SO much better! Reply Krish Vasita February 15, 2019 I never had a problem with milk till nw ! Reply Mickael Faucher February 17, 2019 Hello Hello You seem to explain things with your videos by cons it's a shame not to put the translation into French during the video thank you if you can do something continue Reply Mickael Faucher February 17, 2019 bonjou Bonjour Vous m'avez l'air d'expliquer bien les choses avec vos vidéos par contre c'est dommage de ne pas mettre la traduction en français pendant la vidéo merci si vous pouvez faire quelque chose continuer Reply stranger_than fiction February 18, 2019 This question is from curiosity rather than personal issues. I remember Before Whitney Houston died she gave a performance and her voice was much less than the stellar performances she was known for. I am sure there would be many circumstances that could account for that but do you think her cocaine habit may have been to blame? Or do you think it more likely to have been an unrelated issue? Reply Diane Shepherd March 10, 2019 Another great vid, Dan. I am on medication and gave up alcohol completely over 2 years ago (not that I used to indulge every day anyway). I also cut down on milk because of the mucus/phlegm and have noticed a marked reduction in these. The singer's diet sheet on your vid is pretty much in line with my own diet, not just before singing, but generally, so even though this may be classed as a virtue that could be shunned by some, "I am pretty pleased with my little self!" Thank you once again. Reply Meike Rieger March 19, 2019 I really like Australians. Hello from geemany 🙂 Reply Aaron Starr April 16, 2019 Lol when you start referencing the fact that agricultural companies suggest 3 glasses of milk a day.. I'm out lol Reply Rajesh Pawar April 28, 2019 Thank you Reply The Jovial Brit May 23, 2019 I haven't drank alcohol, for 2 years, I don't smoke, and most of my days consist of eating things like eggs, chicken, vegetables and muesli/oatmeal. Heck I don't even drink "soda" or pop, as we call it, nor do I eat "candy" or chocolate. Hope I'm doing good! Reply Daisy Dukes June 14, 2019 My vibrato gets weaker & so as my high notes. What can I do???😥😥😥 Reply Bethany Bell June 17, 2019 meh diary is not even meant for the human body so i don't think the lack of evidence matters … i dont have diary but still get that mucus .. any advice ? Reply Catherine Pavlova June 26, 2019 Brendon urie begs to differ about the Alcohol thing 😂 Reply Response& Ability July 2, 2019 It was eating fresh fruit that gave us colour vision, not to mention the juice hydrates, the best fruits are antioxidant rich too.. and here i am still being a damn carnivore 😂🤣 still blueberries, blackberries pineapple mango are brlliantly juicy and SEEM to help.. so unless you have any allergies havin some extra fruit never hurts.. Reply Salla Dreamer August 3, 2019 Good thing I'm lactose intolerant Reply Tyrone norfleet Norfleet August 13, 2019 AVOID ALCOHOL, SMOKING, MILK,DO voice Lip trills Daily. And SLEEP,DRINK WATER Reply Angus Macangus August 13, 2019 USDA and the FDA are a joke since the 60's when the food and pharmaceutical lobbies infiltrated them. They've been recommending high carb low fat diets and America has become the most obese, diabetic country in history. Avoid heavily processed carb foods like the plague! Reply Deeksha A September 5, 2019 thank you! Reply Adán Velázquez September 16, 2019 Dairy is bad in general Reply Maya Akihiko September 22, 2019 Before I started this video, I saw that pizza was one of the things you're not supposed to eat, and when I started it, I immediately got an ad got Dominoe's pizza 😂😂😂 Reply Luk Reagan September 23, 2019 I don't have vocal nodules but whenever I try to sing a falsetto or head voice I sound like a person with vocal nodules or like a whistle not or a polyphonic thing, why?! 😭😭😭😭😭 Reply sagen mandi September 25, 2019 Can i eat ….bananas,protein shake,honey,and oats plzzz tell urgent Reply sagen mandi September 25, 2019 Ya one more thing can i eat spicy things as i am from india. … Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.