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Nutrients to Improve Your Hearing

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 5:32:55 PM Australia/Melbourne

Nutrients to Improve Your HearingRemember when you first found out that a small vitamin could impact your health in such a positive way? It came as such a pleasant surprise to many that any deficits they had in their nutritional intake could be easily remedied with something as delicious as a gummy vitamin. What many didn’t and still don’t realize is that the value of said vitamins extends beyond the parts of your body that you’d assume. Today, we’re going to talk about some vitamins and minerals to keep in mind to ensure that your hearing is as good as it can be:

 

Potassium

 

Yes, those sneaky bananas are good post-work-out, but they’re also really good for your ears! The reason that potassium works its way into so many post-workout electrolyte beverages, is because it has a special skill to regulate the levels of fluid that flow through your blood and the tissue of your body. Look for foods like bananas, spinach, tomatoes, apricots, oranges, milk and yogurt.

 

Magnesium

 

Those magnesium tablets at the local health store may start looking more and more appealing after you read studies like that of the University of Michigan. It’s home to the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, which found that men and women of varying ages are better protected from noise-related hearing loss, when they take magnesium on a regular basis. The study found that magnesium is one of several minerals that fights off free radicals which are released during loud noises. Picture a strong line of defense, and you’ve got foots like artichokes, potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes.

 

Folic Acid

 

Ignore all rumors, folic acid is for women and men of all ages—not just those who are expecting. It’s a necessary part of your body’s superhuman (no pun intended) ability to create and grow new cells. Those whose doctors and audiologists have found that if your levels of folic acid are low, you’re much more likely to develop presbycusis, among other afflictions which can impact your hearing. On the other hand, if you’re taking your folic acid on a regular basis, you’re most likely slowing down potential hearing loss. Next time you hit the shopping market, make sure that you check out asparagus, spinach and organ meats.

 

Zinc

 

The list of vitamins may end with zinc, but for many with hearing loss- it should be top of their list. It’s vital for your immune system, but it also helps with cell turnover and the healing with existing wounds. For those dealing with tinnitus, zinc is even more necessary—it’s a protagonist in the fight against the common cold and ear infections. Add cashews, split peas, dark chocolate and oysters to your shopping list.

 

These are just four of the many nutrients which can have massive benefits for your hearing and health. Consult your general doctor or audiologist before making any major adjustments to your daily vitamin regime. And be sure to check out our blog for more information about how to keep your ears in tip-top shape.

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Hearlink Admin