Tinnitus and Your Food

Did you know the food you eat could be making your tinnitus worse?

According to the Paparella Ear, Head & Neck Institute, high cholesterol and triglycerides can aid in the development and advancement of tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo.
By consuming fewer high-fat animal products and high-sugar foods, you can improve your tinnitus symptoms. Several helpful cooking tips can be found below:

Cooking Tips

  • Avoid deep fried foods.
  • Trim visible fat off meats and remove skin from poultry before cooking.
  • Bake, broil, boil, poach or roast poultry, fish and lean meats.
  • Drain and discard fat that drains out of meat as you cook it.
  • Use vegetable oil sprays to grease pans for cooking or baking.
  • Steam vegetables.
  • Use herbs or no-oil marinades to flavor foods.

Helpful Hints:

  • Meat: Avoid fatty cuts and processed meats like sausage, bacon, or hot dogs.
  • Eggs: Limit your egg intake to 3 or less yolks per week. (Included in baking and cooking)
  • Dairy: Use low-fat or fat free dairy products.
  • Fats & Oils: Avoid the use of butter, lard, shortening or animal fats when cooking.
  • Starches: Consume whole grains rather than standard white starch products like pasta, croissants, doughnuts, ect.
  • Vegetables: Avoid vegetables that have been fried, buttered, or covered in cream sauce or cheese.
  • Fruits: Choose fresh fruits, or those canned in natural juice.
For additional information about tinnitus symptoms and relief, visit Athens Hearing and Balance Center. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.