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:
- 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.
- 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.