It’s important to maintain healthy hearing and prevent hearing loss.
Here are a couple of known ways to do it…
- using earplugs to protect your ears from constant noise exposure
- making sure to keep on top of ear infections
Those are the most obvious.
But – did you know – a healthy lifestyle with moderate exercise and a well rounded diet can ALSO help to prevent or delay hearing loss?
Omega 3 Fats and Vitamin D
Vitamin D and Omega 3 fats have been proven to strengthen the blood vessels in our ear’s sensory system. Omega 3 rich foods include fish, chia seeds, flaxseed, walnuts, beans, olive oil, and coconut oil.
Anti-oxidants & Folic Acid
Anti-oxidants can reduce the risk of hearing loss by up to 20%. They reduce the number of potential nerve-tissue-damaging free radicals that travel throughout your body. Anti-oxidants (especially in the form of folic acid) can be found in dark leafy green vegetables, eggs, liver, and nuts. The verdict: eat your veggies!
Magnesium, commonly found in bananas, potatoes, artichokes or broccoli, has been shown to provide additional protection against future noise induced hearing loss.
Finally, an excuse to eat chocolate! Zinc can be found in dark chocolate, oysters, and many other delicious foods. It can help increase your ear’s resistance to age related hearing loss.
Vitamin C and E
Similar to anti-oxidants, Vitamin C and E can keep free radicals in check and strengthen your overall immune system, which will reduce the risk of ear infections. These can easily be found in fruits and vegetables.
Hear Better and FEEL Better
In addition to preventing hearing loss, the above ingredients are essential for any healthy diet, which can increase your overall health for years to come!
To your health!