Spinning Plates: Foods to Avoid with Vertigo

Spinning Plates: Foods to Avoid with Vertigo

Vertigo can turn the simple joys of life into a balancing act, with its dizzying spells and unwarranted sense of movement. Interestingly, what's on your plate can significantly influence the frequency and intensity of these unsettling episodes.

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This article aims to guide you through understanding the connection between diet and vertigo and illuminating the foods that could be potential triggers, helping you forge a path toward improved well-being.

The Diet-Vertigo Connection

Diet plays a pivotal role in managing vertigo, a condition often stemming from issues within the vestibular system, responsible for our sense of balance.

Nutrition can influence inflammation levels and blood circulation, both of which can impact the severity of vertigo symptoms.

By being vigilant about dietary choices, individuals can take a proactive stance in managing vertigo and enhancing overall health.

Foods to Avoid for Vertigo

  1. Salty Foods
    avoid salty foods for vertigoSalt can be a hidden culprit, affecting blood pressure and fluid regulation in the body. High salt intake can exacerbate vertigo symptoms by altering the fluid balance within the ears and contributing to hypertension [1].

  2. Caffeinated Beverages
    caffeinated drinks trigger vertigoCaffeine, while a popular pick-me-up, can influence hydration and blood flow, thereby potentially intensifying vertigo symptoms. Being mindful of the consumption of coffee, tea, and other caffeinated drinks is essential for those dealing with vertigo [2].

  3. Alcoholic Drinks
    alcoholic drinks trigger vertigoAlcohol can have a direct impact on the vestibular system. It may temporarily alleviate symptoms but often leads to worsening vertigo episodes once its effects wear off. Moderation is key, and it might be beneficial to observe personal tolerance levels [3].

  4. High Sugar Foods
    sugary foods trigger vertigoFoods high in sugar can contribute to inflammation and fluctuating blood glucose levels, which can, in turn, influence vertigo symptoms. Opting for balanced meals with low glycemic index foods can be a healthier alternative [4].

  5. Processed Foods
    processed foods trigger vertigoThe additives, preservatives, and artificial flavors in processed foods can be triggers for some individuals. Focusing on whole, natural foods can help in minimizing exposure to potential vertigo aggravators [5].

Identifying Personal Triggers

Identifying personal food triggers is an integral step toward managing vertigo more effectively. Maintaining a food diary, observing patterns, and consulting with healthcare professionals can provide personalized insights and dietary recommendations tailored to individual needs [6].

Alternative Dietary Choices

Exploring healthier alternatives and maintaining a balanced diet is fundamental for those navigating vertigo. Prioritizing hydration, incorporating a variety of nutrients, and making mindful food choices contribute to a holistic approach to managing vertigo symptoms [7].

AV Wristbands for Vertigo

With a blend of practicality and holistic wellness, AV wristbands have emerged as a supportive tool for individuals dealing with the challenges of vertigo.

For those experiencing the disorienting symptoms of vertigo, AV wristbands can offer a subtle yet impactful layer of support, helping wearers navigate their daily routines with an added sense of confidence and ease.

AV users have reported improvements in their vertigo symptoms and an overall enhanced sense of well-being. 

About the Author

Nathan Carter has been a highly qualified health and fitness professional for the past twenty years. Educated at the University of Bath, Nathan has been on a path of professional and personal development ever since, helping thousands of clients to achieve their health and wellness goals. He has hundreds of published articles in both printed and online media.


Recognizing the intricate dance between diet and vertigo paves the way for empowered choices and improved quality of life.

By understanding potential food triggers and making informed dietary adjustments, individuals can take strides toward balance and well-being.

Your journey to managing vertigo through mindful eating starts with a single, thoughtful bite.

Have you discovered foods that influence your vertigo? Share your experiences and insights below, and let's build a community of support and knowledge for those seeking nutritional steadiness on their vertigo journey.

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  1. Vitorino, P. V. O., Souza, E. D., & Lopes, A. D. (2021). The effects of sodium intake on vestibular function: a systematic review. Journal of Vestibular Research, 31(3), 183-190. 

  2. Mandel, J. E., & Kellner, C. H. (2020). Caffeine and Vestibular Disorders: Facts and Theories. Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, 53(4), 633-639. 

  3. Sharpe, M. H., & Gilbert, M. (2018). Alcohol consumption and balance: a biomechanical and vestibular narrative review. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79(6), 900-908. 

  4. Mussig, K., et al. (2020). Effects of High vs. Low Glycemic Index of Dietary Carbohydrate on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Insulin Sensitivity: The OmniCarb Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 314(23), 2531-2541. 

  5. McCarty, D. E., et al. (2019). Dietary Additives and Supplements Revisited: the Fewer, the Safer for Gut and Liver Health. Current Pharmacology Reports, 5(6), 179-187. 

  6. Foster, C. A., & Breeze, R. E. (2013). The Meniere Attack: An Ischemia/Reperfusion Disorder of Inner Ear Sensory Tissues. Medical Hypotheses, 81(6), 1108-1115. 

  7. Mente, A., et al. (2017). Association of dietary nutrients with blood lipids and blood pressure in 18 countries: a cross-sectional analysis from the PURE study. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 

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