These days, many people are trying to stay healthy with different diets and exercises. Heart health and diabetes are major diseases that some people need to focus on more as they age. It’s important to highlight the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise for your hearing.
Which Nutrients help with Hearing?
Regardless of your hearing health or general health status, it’s not a bad idea to regularly eat better foods that improve your hearing in addition to overall health. There are specific nutrients that you can incorporate into your diet to help maintain healthy ears which include B12, folate, magnesium, potassium, zinc, vitamins A, C, and E.
This mineral is plentiful in the body and helps with nearly every cellular process. It’s crucial for nerve function, which is associated with hearing. The hair cells located in your inner ear transmit signals to the auditory nerve located in the brain. Maintaining these cells protects against noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Take a look at the best practices for avoiding NIHL.
Magnesium deficiency tends to result in anxiety, depression, heart disease, and high blood pressure, all of which are conditions that are linked to hearing loss.
Potassium also plays a role in cellular processes in the body, which includes nerve function but is mostly known for fluid regulation. Potassium is an electrolyte because it creates positive ions when it dissolves in water. It works with sodium to make sure that the correct amount of fluid is passing in and out of cells. If there is any imbalance, the cochlea’s endolymph (or Scarpa fluid) - clear fluid that can be found in the membranous part of the inner ear - can be obstructed and cause damage to the hair cells. Other than people with kidney disease, it is recommended that you increase your potassium intake.
Take a look at these smoothie recipes for better hearing. And don't forget to wear hearing protection when using a blender for your smoothies.
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