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

Summertime means splashing in the water, holidays, and plenty of good stuff to eat. There are certain foods that go to the top of the list when summertime comes. If you suffer from tinnitus, you might find that some of these tasty goodies can offer relief. Ultimately, tinnitus is not really about what you consume; it’s associated with how well you hear. A contributing factor may be the food that you eat though. Consider seven summertime goodies that may help with your tinnitus.

Making sense of Tinnitus

For most hearing loss is the real reason for tinnitus. Clicking, buzzing, or ringing, are sounds you may start to hear as your hearing diminishes. Even though it’s not well comprehended, it may be your brains response to hearing loss.

Getting rid of or curing these phantom sounds is currently not possible. Managing it is your best chance. Here are some methods 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

It’s not just about what you do consume, but also what you don’t, if you want to control your tinnitus this summer. Here are some foods to avoid:

  • 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 treats may affect your tinnitus in a helpful way.

Try These Seven Tasty Summer Treats to Reduce Your Tinnitus

So, what can you consume this Summertime to improve your tinnitus? These are seven ideas for you to try.

1. Barbecued Chicken

Barbecued chicken is a good, low-fat option for summertime grilling. It is flavorful enough that you don’t have to over season it with salt, too. Chicken is also loaded in vitamin B12, which has been shown to reduce tinnitus symptoms.

Remember these few things when grilling chicken:

Take off the skin prior to cooking. The skin is the place where a lot of the fat hides.

After handling uncooked chicken make sure you clean your hands and the counters.

While cooking chicken make sure you keep the barbecue hot. That better seals in the taste and makes sure the meat reaches a safe temperature of 170 degrees.

2. Frozen Bananas

If you put a banana in the freezer it’s not just a sweet treat but also a refreshing one. Just peel your bananas, push a pop stick in the bottom and then freeze.

Go ahead and play around with these frozen treats by dipping them in peanut butter or chocolate before putting them in the freezer. Bananas are high in potassium, which helps the various fluids in the body to circulate better to decrease tinnitus.

3. Pineapple

Pineapple might be good for tinnitus because it is an effective anti-inflammatory. It also has many ways to munch on it. Raw it is a yummy treat and is great in desserts. You can freeze it in juice to make a fruity popsicle or add a slice to a glass of iced tea for flavor. And on the grill you can dress up meats using it.

4. Watermelon

Watermelon is a enjoyable means to increase your water intake and cool yourself down at the same time. It diminishes your risk of becoming sick simply because of the antioxidants it has. Watermelon is rich in:

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

It has no fat and almost no calories, making it the perfect summertime snack.

5. Ginger Spice Iced Tea

The pressure inside of the ear that might induce tinnitus, may be able to be relieved by ginger. It becomes a delicious and refreshing summer drink when you integrate it with a couple different other spices. Start by boiling one teaspoon of:

  • Oregano
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Cinnamon

Use four cups of water for 15 minutes to steep three pieces of ginger. After the tea cools pour it over ice. Play around with it some, such as adding a lemon slice to suit your personal taste.

6. Kiwi

Help lower your blood pressure by eating kiwi. It contains more vitamin C than an equal sized orange and also has magnesium, calcium, and potassium. This brown, fuzzy fruit goes well with salads, desserts and barbecued meats. You may even put a slice in your favorite summer drink to give it 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. In only one half of an avocado you get:

  • 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 has beneficial fats and carotenoids to fight illness. The drawback to the avocado is calories, so a little goes a long way. Add it to your favorite summertime salad dish.

This summer season, go out and enjoy some sensible, nutritious goodies. Your hearing may 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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