The answer to the above question is a resounding yes. Your diet can certainly impact your hearing. While being overweight has been found to be detrimental to your hearing, the connection between hearing and nutrition goes much deeper. Eating foods rich in the proper vitamins and minerals is a great way to minimize your hearing problems. Best of all, you can find most of the nutrients you need under the delicious section of your grocery list.
Below is a list of nutrients you need to pay special attention to and some great sources where they are found.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D
Studies have found by adding salmon, trout and similar fish to your diet twice a week can reduce the severity of age-induced hearing loss by 42%. The reason is the Omega 3 and Vitamin D in them strengthens the blood vessels in the ear. So fire up the grill and sear those salmon steaks to perfection.
Folic Acid and Other Antioxidants
Asparagus, beans, broccoli, eggs, liver, nuts and spinach are all rich in antioxidants. Folic acid and its cousins can reduce your chances of hearing loss by up to 20%. They help keep the body clear of free radicals that can damage the nerve tissues in the inner ear. So eat your veggies and preserve your hearing.
Magnesium has been found to help protect your hearing against noise-induced hearing loss. Some appetizing ways to up your Magnesium intake are by eating artichokes, bananas, broccoli and potatoes.
Zinc is another mineral that helps strengthen your blood vessels and increase blood flow to your ears. Scrumptious dark chocolate and oysters are both terrific sources of Zinc. They also make for a very romantic dinner.
Vitamin C and E
Bell Peppers and citrus fruits make tasty additions to any diet. They are also great sources of vitamins C and E. These two powerhouses work much as antioxidants in eliminating free radicals from your system and increasing your overall immune system health.
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