When the Ringing Just Won’t Stop

shutterstock_97759607For those of you with Meniere’s, tinnitus, or constant ringing in the ears can be maddening. Luckily, there are some foods that will help reduce your tinnitus. Foods Rich in Bioflavonoids are very helpful when it comes to tinnitus. They assist the body by increasing circulation and removing excess stagnant fluid from the inner ear, which is most often to blame for tinnitus.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are generally the top choices for getting plenty of bioflavonoids into your diet. Here are some of the most popular ways to get the most of these helpful nutritional elements.

Strawberries – These luscious red berries are a great source of bioflavonoids. Other berry types are similarly rich in these kinds of antioxidants.

Citrus Fruits – Oranges are a significant source of bioflavonoids. Lemons and limes, as well as peaches, nectarines and other fruits all contain vitamin C and bioflavonoid superoxidants. Try drinking lemon or lime in your water to increase daily levels of bioflavinoids.

Broccoli – This green vegetable has a lot of vitamin C, as well as some other essential vitamins for a healthy diet. As with other foods, use broccoli raw for best results.

Brussels Sprouts – For a hearty meal, include these cabbage type sprouts. Rich in antioxidants, they are also packed with their own unique taste for a delicious way to get bioflavonoids and vitamins.

Tropical Fruits – Exotic fruits, like mangoes and papayas, have a lot of bioflavonoids and other nutritional elements packed under their skins. These are becoming more accessible at supermarkets everywhere. Don’t miss out on what they have to offer.

Garlic – garlic is indeed a superfood. Our food culture has long been aware of its anti-inflammatory properties, but now scientists are counting it as among the natural foods rich in bioflavonoids, and therefore able to deliver the antioxidant values we associate with “healing foods.”

Spinach – Popeye wasn’t kidding: this stuff has all of the qualities you would associate with a green vegetable rich in antioxidants. Spinach is a good all-purpose nutrient – try it in place of lettuce for a salad that’s bursting with nutrition.

Green Tea – is high in anti-oxidants, which can be helpful with tinnitus. Also try some Turmeric Tea for a full anti-oxidant/anti-inflammatory effect.

All of these foods also happen to be great anti-inflammatories, which help with tinnitus as well as that nagging “fullness” caused by inflammation that those of us with Meniere’s often feel.

Also, if you are suffering from intense vertigo, fullness and hearing loss, try to avoid “nightshade” foods like potatoes, eggplant, and tomatoes – people with autoimmune disease CAN be sensitive to this particular food family. By eliminating them for a while, people often find relief from acute Meneire’s attacks.