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Family in the park enjoying foods that help reduce tinnitus symptoms.

Along with playing in the water, and holidays, the summertime brings lots of delicious food. When summertime comes, certain things to eat move to the top of everyone’s must-have list. If you suffer from tinnitus, you might find that some of these savory goodies can offer relief. How well you hear, and not what you consume is really the issue. What you eat may still play an essential role however. Consider seven summertime goodies that may assist with your tinnitus.

A Little About Tinnitus

For most people hearing loss is the true reason for tinnitus. When your hearing declines, you can start to experience phantom sounds like ringing, buzzing, or clicking. Even though it’s not well understood, it may be your brains reaction to hearing loss.

There is no remedy for it and no way to eradicate the phantom noises completely. Managing it is your best hope. Here are some ways of doing it:

  • Amplification devices like hearing aids
  • Masking devices such as white noise machines
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Diet and lifestyle changes

What You Should Not Consume When You Have Tinnitus

What you don’t eat this summertime is just as relevant as what you do if you hope to control your tinnitus. Some foods to stay away from include:

  • Salty meals
  • Processed sugar
  • Flavor enhancers like MSG
  • Fatty foods

Summertime is a good time to think about what you are putting in your body and what goodies might influence your tinnitus in a positive way.

Try These Seven Yummy Summertime Goodies to Minimize Your Tinnitus

So, what can you eat this Summertime that will improve your tinnitus? Here are seven ideas for you to try.

1. Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken is a good, low-fat option for summer grilling. It is tasty enough that you don’t have to over season it with salt, too. Being high in vitamin B12 suggests that grilled chicken can help lessen tinnitus.

Keep in mind these couple of ideas when grilling chicken:

Remove the skin before cooking. The skin is where a lot of the fat hides.

Your hands and the counters should be cleansed immediately after you handle uncooked chicken.

While cooking chicken be sure you keep the grill hot. That better keeps in the flavor and makes sure the meat gets to a safe temperature of 170 degrees.

2. Frozen Bananas

A chilled banana is not just a sweet treat but it’s also refreshing. Simply peel your bananas, push a pop stick in the bottom and then freeze.

Before putting these little goodies in the freezer, experiment with dipping them into a little peanut butter or chocolate. The bodily fluids are helped by the high levels of potassium in bananas which in turn helps lessen tinnitus.

3. Pineapple

Pineapple might be good for tinnitus because it is an effective anti-inflammatory. It’s a versatile fruit, too. It’s yummy as a dessert or snack when it’s uncooked. You can freeze it in juice to make a fruity popsicle or add a piece to a glass of iced tea for flavor. Pineapple is even delicious on the barbecue by itself, to dress up meat or as part of a shish kabob.

4. Watermelon

Watermelon is a fun way to increase your fluid intake and cool yourself down at the same time. It diminishes your danger of getting ill because of the antioxidants it contains. Watermelon is high in:

  • Vitamin C
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Copper
  • Biotin
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B1

It’s an ideal summer treat because it contains very few calories and no fat.

5. Ginger Spice Iced Tea

There is some evidence that ginger may help relieve pressure levels in the ear which may possibly induce tinnitus. When you integrate it with other spices, you get a refreshing and savory summer beverage. Start by boiling one teaspoon of:

  • Oregano
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Cinnamon

Steep three slices of fresh ginger in four cups of water for 15 minutes. Pour the tea over ice once it has cooled off. Play around with the recipe some, such as adding a lemon slice to suit your personal taste.

6. Kiwi

Kiwi fruit is a natural choice to help you reduce your blood pressure. It has more vitamin C than an equivalent sized orange as well as containing magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Barbecued meats, desserts and salads are all complemented by this fuzzy brown fruit. If you put a piece in your favorite summertime drink, you get a distinctive flavor.

7. Avocado

The avocado is a super-food that is good for your heart, as well as helping to control your tinnitus. Just one-half avocado gives you:

  • 1 percent of your daily recommended intake of calcium
  • 5 percent of your daily recommended intake of magnesium
  • 10 percent of your daily recommended intake of potassium

Additionally it contains healthy fats and carotenoids to fight infection. The downside to the avocado is calories, so a small amount is all you should eat. Add it to your favorite summertime salad recipe.

This summertime, go out and appreciate some smart, healthy treats. Your hearing might just thank you by ringing less.

The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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