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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 a lot of delicious food. There are specific foods that go to the top of the list when summertime comes. If you suffer from tinnitus, you may find that some of these yummy goodies can provide 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 might help with your tinnitus.

Understanding Tinnitus

Tinnitus is not a disease, it’s a sign of something else happening within your body, and, for most, that means hearing loss. Often times buzzing, clicking, or ringing are noises you may notice with declining hearing. Even though it’s not very well understood, it may be your brains response to hearing loss.

There is no remedy for it and no way to eliminate the phantom noises completely. Your best chance is finding means to control it. 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 Eat When You Suffer From Tinnitus

It’s not just about what you do eat, but also what you don’t, if you want to regulate your tinnitus this summer. Try avoiding these:

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

The results of your dietary lifestyle on your body as well as your tinnitus this summer is something to take into consideration.

Try These Seven Delicious Summer Treats to Minimize Your Tinnitus

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

1. Chicken on the Barbecue

A smart low fat and delicious summer choice is grilled chicken. It is tasty enough that you don’t have to over season it with salt, too. Tinnitus symptoms have been found to lessen with vitamin B12 which grilled chicken is high in.

When grilling chicken keep in mind these few things:

The skin should be taken off before cooking. Because that is where most of the fat is hiding.

Make sure to carefully cleanse your hands and counters right after handling raw chicken.

When cooking chicken make sure you keep the grill hot. That better keeps in the flavor and makes certain the meat reaches a safe temperature of 170 degrees.

2. Frozen Bananas

A chilled banana is not just a sweet snack but it’s also refreshing. Simply put a popsicle stick into a peeled banana and stick it in the freezer.

Go ahead and experiment with these frozen treats by dipping them in peanut butter or chocolate before placing them in the freezer. Bananas are loaded with potassium, which helps the numerous fluids in the body to circulate better to decrease tinnitus.

3. Pineapple

Pineapple is a natural anti-inflammatory, so it may be helpful for those with tinnitus. It’s an adaptable fruit, too. Raw it is a yummy treat and is excellent in desserts. For a fruity popsicle you can chill it with juice or flavor a glass of water or tea with it. Pineapple is even delicious on the barbecue by itself, to garnish meat or as part of a shish kabob.

4. Watermelon

While eating watermelon, you don’t only cool off but additionally increase your fluid intake. It lowers your danger of becoming sick because of the antioxidants it contains. Watermelon is rich in:

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

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

5. Iced Tea With Ginger

There is some evidence that ginger may be able to assist in relieving pressure in the ear that might trigger tinnitus. When you combine it with other spices, you get a refreshing and Yummy summer drink. Get started by boiling one teaspoon of:

  • Oregano
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Cinnamon

Use four cups of water for 15 minutes to steep three slices of ginger. Pour the tea over ice once it has cooled down. You can add to it for more flavor like a lemon slice, or play with the recipe to suit your flavor palette.

6. Kiwi

Help reduce your blood pressure by eating kiwi. It contains a larger amount of vitamin C than an equal sized orange and also has magnesium, calcium, and potassium. This brown, fuzzy fruit goes well with salads, desserts and grilled meats. If you put a piece into your favorite summer beverage, you get a unique flavor.

7. Avocado

The avocado is a super-food that is beneficial 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

It also contains beneficial fats and carotenoids to combat disease. The drawback to the avocado is calories, so a little is all you should eat. Add it to your favorite summertime salad recipe.

This summer, go out and experience some practical, nutritious treats. Your hearing might just thank you by ringing less.

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