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

Splashing in the water, holidays, and lots of good things to eat are some of the things that come along with summer. There are specific things to eat that move to the top of the list when summertime comes. Some of these tasty snacks might provide relief from tinnitus. But with tinnitus it’s not really about what you consume but how well you hear. The food that you consume might be a contributing factor, though. Consider seven summer goodies that you may want to consider that might help with tinnitus.

Understanding Tinnitus

Tinnitus isn’t a disease, it’s a sign of something else happening within your body, and, for most, that implies hearing loss. When your hearing declines, you can start to experience phantom noises like ringing, buzzing, or clicking. Tinnitus is poorly grasped, but it’s possible that this is the brain’s way of dealing with the loss of sound.

Eliminating or curing these phantom sounds is currently not possible. Managing it is your best hope. This can be accomplished with:

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

There are Some Foods You Should Avoid Consuming if You Have Tinnitus

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

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

Try, this summertime to think about the impact on your body as well as your tinnitus, that your food will have.

Seven Savory Summer Goodies to Reduce Tinnitus

This summer what can you consume that might improve your tinnitus? Here are seven tips for you to try.

1. Grilled Chicken

Barbecued chicken is a delicious, low-fat choice for summertime grilling. It is delicious enough that you don’t have to over season it with salt, too. Being high in vitamin B12 suggests that barbecued chicken can help lessen tinnitus.

There are a couple of things to consider when barbecuing chicken:

The skin should be removed prior to cooking. The fat hides in the skin.

Make sure to thoroughly cleanse your hands and counter surfaces immediately following handling uncooked chicken.

Have the grill hot while cooking chicken. That better keeps in the taste and makes sure the meat reaches a safe temperature of 170 degrees.

2. Frozen Bananas

If you put a banana into the freezer it’s not only a sweet treat but also a refreshing one. Just put a popsicle stick in a peeled banana and put it into the freezer.

Before placing these little snacks in the freezer, experiment with dipping them in a little peanut butter or chocolate. Bananas are loaded with potassium, which helps the numerous fluids in the body to flow better to decrease tinnitus.

3. Pineapple

Pineapple could be helpful for tinnitus because it is a natural anti-inflammatory. It’s a versatile fruit, too. Raw it makes a yummy treat and is excellent in desserts. You can freeze it in juice to make a fruity popsicle or add a slice to a cup of iced tea for flavor. Pineapple is even good on the barbecue by itself, used to garnish meat or as part of a shish kabob.

4. Watermelon

Fluid intake is not the only reward of watermelon, it also cools you down and tastes excellent. If you eat it you are less at risk of getting ill because of it’s high quantity of antioxidants. Watermelon is high in:

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

It has no fat and few calories, making it the perfect summertime treat.

5. Iced Tea With Ginger

The pressure in the ear which might trigger tinnitus, may be able to be alleviated by ginger. When you incorporate it with other seasonings, you get a refreshing and Delicious summertime beverage. Beginning by boiling one teaspoon of:

  • Oregano
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Cinnamon

Use four cups of water for 15 minutes to steep three pieces of ginger. Allow the tea to cool off and then pour it over ice. Experiment with the recipe some, for instance adding a lemon slice to suit your personal taste.

6. Kiwi

Help reduce your blood pressure by eating kiwi. It’s rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium and it contains a larger amount of vitamin C than a similarly sized orange. Grilled meats, desserts and salads are all complemented by this fuzzy brown fruit. If you put a piece into your favorite summertime drink, you get a distinctive flavor.

7. Avocado

Avocado helps to control tinnitus but it’s also good for your heart. 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

It also contains beneficial fats and carotenoids to combat disease. The downside to the avocado is calories, so a small amount goes a long way. Add it to your favorite summertime salad recipe.

This summer, go out and appreciate some sensible, healthy treats. Your ears may just thank you by ringing less.

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